Hawaii Wildfire Updates: Death Toll Rises To 115, Over 1,000 Still Missing
Of the 2,500 people that were initially declared missing, 1,400 people have been found, leaving about 1,100 people still unaccounted for.
HAWAII - The death toll as a result of the wildfires has risen to 115, with over 1,000 still missing, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Of the 2,500 people that were initially declared missing, 1,400 people have been found, leaving about 1,100 people still unaccounted for.
Olinda fire: remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres.
Kula fire: remains 85% contained. Estimated 202 acres.
Lahaina fire: remains 90% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres.
Pulehu / Kihei fire: declared 100% contained 8/12.
Maui Police Chef John Pelletier said at a news conference that during the September 11th attacks thousands of people were never recovered. “We don’t have that type of devastation ... but we have an entire town that’s destroyed. We’re going to do everything we can to get that right,” he stated.
He added that the county has plans to release a list of those who are still missing in the coming days, once it’s been better “scrubbed”. He added that with some of the missing they only have a first name written down. “There is no secrecy. We want to make sure we’re as respectful as we can”.
FBI Helping Collect DNA to Locate and Identify Missing Persons in Lahaina. Red Cross/Maui County Updates:
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