The Hawaii blazing wildfire has killed 93 people according to new records covering the devastating incident.
The incident that took place in Maui islands, Hawaii have burnt buildings in the historic town and officials report that there may be more dead bodies as they search the ruins.
Much of the centuries-old town of Lahaina looked like an ashen wasteland in the wake of the wildfire that destroyed thousands of buildings and sent thousands of residents fleeing for their lives.
Speaking to the media, Maui Police Chief John Pelletier said:
“We’ve got an area that we have to contain that is at least 5 square miles and it is full of our loved ones.”
With the death toll increasing every day, the Lahaina wildfire in Maui island has already become the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over a century.
According to Hawaii Governor, Josh Green, at least 2,200 buildings were damaged or destroyed in West Maui, of which 86% were residential.
At least two other fires have been burning on Maui – in south Maui’s Kihei area and the mountainous, inland communities known as Upcountry.
Green said the Upcountry fire had affected 544 structures, of which 96% were residential. About 4500 people are displaced and still counting.