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Lahaina Wildfires, Lahaina Harbor, HI

Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, HI | 2023-Aug-09

Initial Notification: Wildfires on the Island of Maui, under extremely high wind conditions, burned the city of Lahaina on August 8. The fires resulted in extensive damage and multiple fatalities as people fled the rapidly advancing flames. Several vessels in the harbor burned and sank. USCG Sector Honolulu conducted search and rescue operations and is now responding to the sunken vessels and harbor damage, in cooperation with several other Federal, State and local response agencies. The NOAA ORR ERD Scientific Support Coordinator for the Pacific Islands is assisting USCG with response planning activities at the USCG Incident Command Center at Sector Honolulu.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 20° 52.26′ North
Longitude (approximate): 156° 40.71′ West