20 Apr 2024

New report investigates devastating impact of Lahaina wildfires

From , 6:00 am on 20 April 2024
In this image obtained from the County of Maui in Hawaii, shows a wildfire in Lahaina, on 9 August, 2023. Hawaii wildfires fanned by winds from Hurricane Dora forced evacuation late on 8 August.

The wildfire in Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii on 9 August, 2023. Photo: AFP / Zeke Kalua / County of Maui

The first of three reports investigating how wildfires caused the deaths of 101 people in Lahaina, has been released by Hawaii's Attorney General's office. 

It comes almost nine months since the disaster occurred.

RNZ Pacific's Finau Fonua has more.