As I spend some time with family in California, the news that is coming out of Maui of the terrible fires there is heartbreaking. It sounds as though Front Street, and the historic area of Lahaina, including around the Bayan tree has been devastated (though to what degree is unclear right now, depending on one’s news source), with winds from the Hurricane Dora fanning the flames and making fire fighting impossible.
In addition to Lahaina, there are fires in Kula and heading down to Kihei. We have heard from friends who have been evacuated. Here’s hoping for the that the winds die down, allowing the fire fighters to do their job.
Thankfully our part of the island has not been touched by the fires. Though I imagine that it will take a while for Maui to recover from this.