. How did the wildfires start in Maui? A combination of factors fueled disaster « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY – Wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui have killed at least 111 people, destroyed more than 2,700 structures in Lahaina and forced hundreds to evacuate. Thousands of residents are without power. It’s the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over a century. The fires started Aug. 8 and fanned out across the island, growing in size and destructive power. Hawaii declared a state of emergency on Aug. 9. Although wildfires have quadrupled in Hawaii in recent decades, causes of the fires haven’t been determined. But a combination of weather factors generated what the National Weather Service calls “red flag” conditions in which fires are likely to start and spread.

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