The Number Of Deaths In Fires In Hawaii Rises To 89 And There Are About 1,000 Missing | The USA Print – THE USA PRINT

At least 89 people have died in the fires on Maui as of Saturday night, Hawaii Democratic Gov. Josh Green said, and the death toll is expected to rise.

The fire is now the deadliest US wildfire in more than 100 years, according to an investigation by the National Fire Protection Association.

The previous deadliest fire was the California Camp Fire in 2018, which killed 85 people and nearly destroyed the towns of Paradise and Concow.

Maui wildfire death toll continues to climb as search crews and their cadaver dogs continue the grim work of examining the ruins of burned-out buildings that once formed vibrant communities on the island, including the quaint town of Lahaina.

To Saturday, an estimated 1,000 missing persons have been reported, based on reports received.

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Forest fires in Hawaii have left areas like Lahaina on Maui unrecognizable. /Photo: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty Images
Credit: PATRICK T. FALLON | AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters have made some progress in containing the blazes, which have leveled entire communities.

On Friday, Attorney General Anne Lopez announced that her department will conduct a review of decisions made before, during and after the historic wildfires.

The investigation occurs in the midst of accusations by some residents that there were no warning sirens on the Tuesday before the fireswhich did not give them enough time to prepare.

An assessment by the Pacific Disaster Center estimated that more than 2,207 structures were damaged and that the vast majority of buildings exposed to fire were residential.

Maui authorities say more than 1,400 people are in emergency shelters. To ensure limited resources are shared, they urged residents to text rather than call as cell service resumes in affected areas.

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