A massive community effort is under way as search and rescue missions on Maui continue.
- by Alex Crowe
On the ground many families are already confronting a painful reality: their loved ones did not make it out alive.
- by Bobby Caina Calvan and Giovanna Dell'Orto
Michael Wara, a wildfire expert, said there is “no question” that the utility should have cut power to reduce wildfire risk with the forecast of gusty winds.
- by Mark Chediak and Jef Feeley
The scale of the damage came into sharper focus as search teams with cadaver dogs sifted through the ruins of the historic resort town of Lahaina.
- by Mike Blake and Marco Garcia
Residents who survived the fire have wondered aloud why no one activated the sirens, which emit noises at a higher decibel level than a loud rock concert.
- by Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Serge F. Kovaleski
In the hours before a wildfire engulfed Lahaina, Maui County officials failed to activate sirens that would have warned the entire population of the approaching flames.
- by Rebecca Boone, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Audrey McAvoy
Residents of the historic town of Lahaina were getting their first opportunity to re-enter their ravaged suburbs, but there are concerns more fires could break out.
- by Jill Cowan, Mike Baker and Mitch Smith
Footage from Lahaina shows residents’ desperate escapes and war-like devastation. But records show no indication that sirens were triggered.
- by Ty O’neil and Claire Rush
As the arid winds swept over the West Maui Mountains, they forced air to accelerate down the west side of the mountains - with tragic results.
- by Dan Stillman
The death toll from the inferno has reached 36. Some people had to flee into the ocean to escape fire and smoke.
- by Marco Garcia