EXPLAINER | Maui inferno: what are the deadliest wildfires in US history?

Thousands have died in such incidents, with the National Interagency Fire Center estimating there are 71.8-million properties in the US that are 'at some level of risk from wildfire'

17 August 2023 - 20:43 By Stephen Culp

The Maui wildfires in Hawaii have killed at least 110, making it the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century, with hundreds of people unaccounted for nearly a week after the disaster. The causes of the fires, which started on August 8, have not yet been determined. Maui's emergency management chief defended his agency's decision not to sound sirens as the fire approached...

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