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Cities Aren’t Supposed to Burn Like This Anymore—Especially Lahaina

Geography Department Professor Tom Cova was interviewed for Wired article

RESCUE CREWS ARE still searching Lahaina, Hawaii, for survivors of the catastrophic wildfire that obliterated the town last week on the island of Maui. It’s the deadliest blaze in modern American history, with 99 people confirmed dead, surpassing the 85 that perished in 2018's Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Crews have only searched a quarter of Lahaina, so the death toll is expected to rise higher still. At least 2,200 structures have been destroyed.

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Last Updated: 8/24/23