Fueled by winds from Hurricane Dora in the Pacific, fires are burning across the Hawaiian island of Maui. The main town, Lahaina, is essentially gone - homes, businesses, hotels, and historic buildings. The world’s largest banyan tree, over 150 years old and covering approximately half a kilometer, sits in the center of Lahaina and is said to be seriously scorched. No report yet on the museum of Maui’s history and culture.
People have lost their homes. So far, 36 people have died. The coast guard has been rescuing people who, to escape the flames, have run into the ocean. The fires are still burning.