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Lost Island: The Maui Wildfires

Scripps News' Scott Withers takes a closer look at what is likely to become the deadliest wildfire in U.S. history.
Lost Island: The Maui Wildfires
Posted at 7:00 PM, Aug 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-18 21:00:44-04

Tonight our coverage of the Maui wildfires continues with a Scripps News special report. We take a closer look at the devastation and the plans to rebuild.

Scripps News' Scott Withers is on the ground in Hawaii with a closer look at the catastrophic fires that incinerated the historic island community of Lahaina, Maui in what will likely become the deadliest wildfire in U.S. history.

The wind-driven fires have killed more than 100 people, pitched those displaced into a struggle for housing and shelter, and led to questions and criticism about why the state's early-warning sirens weren't used to alert residents.

Click here to watch Lost Island: The Maui Wildfire on Scripps News' YouTube channel.

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