Death Toll Rises As Wildfires Rage Across Parts Of Hawaii
The wildfires have been ranked as the second deadliest of the U.S. in the last 100 years and President Biden signed a major disaster declaration for the state.
The death toll has risen as wildfires continue to burn across Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui.
55 deaths have been recorded so far as the blazes scorch the land leaving major damage and widespread destruction.
Thousands of people remain displaced while nearly 11,000 Maui residents are still without power.
The fire that engulfed Lahaina has now been 80% contained but not before the flames destroyed the historic town.
Over 100 National Guard members have been activated to assist in response efforts.
On Thursday, President Biden spoke with Hawaii Governor Josh Green to discuss the situation and Biden signed a major disaster declaration for the state.
The wildfires have been ranked as the second deadliest of the U.S. in the last 100 years.