At least 36 people have been killed in two major wildfires that have been burning on the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kauai. The fires have also destroyed dozens of homes and businesses.
The Maui fire has burned over 1,700 acres and is now 75% contained. The Kauai fire has burned over 500 acres and is now 50% contained.
The fires are being fueled by strong winds and dry conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for both islands, meaning that there is a high risk of fire spreading.
Evacuation orders have been issued for several areas on both islands. Residents are urged to stay informed about the latest conditions and to follow the instructions of local authorities.
The Maui fire is the largest wildfire on the island in over 20 years. It started on Tuesday afternoon and has been growing rapidly. The fire is burning in a remote area, but it is threatening several homes in the community of Lahaina.
The Kauai fire started on Wednesday morning and is burning in a rural area near the town of Hana. The fire is threatening several homes and businesses.