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The death toll from the Hawaii fires has risen to 67.

The death toll from the Hawaii fires has risen to 67.

The death toll from the Hawaii fires has risen to 67, according to the Maui County website.

“The death of 67 people has been confirmed,” the publication says.


It notes that the fire in the city of Lahaina has not yet been extinguished.


Wildfires on the islands of Maui and the Big Island began due to dry and hot weather. They are exacerbated by strong winds brought by Hurricane Dora. Some fires reach an area of ​​400 hectares. The fire destroyed several settlements, including the popular tourist town of Lahaina. The authorities are forced to block roads, public transport does not work. Hundreds of local residents have been evacuated.

US President Joe Biden ordered all federal agencies in Hawaii, including the military, to join the fight against fires. The Pentagon earlier reported that National Guard soldiers and helicopters were involved in helping local authorities.