Residents make emotional return to Lahaina burn zone

The Aug. 8 Hawaiian wildfire killed at least 97 people and destroyed more than 2,000 buildings, most of them homes. Some survivors jumped over a sea wall and sheltered in the waves as hot black smoke blotted out the sun.

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2023, 3:07 PM

Updated 199 days ago

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Tawni Katayama held onto her 84-year-old grandmother Noreen Wales as they walked through their Kaniau Road home.
Four generations of their family lived in the Lahaina home. It was completely destroyed in August during a devastating wildfire.
"Right now it just looks – it looks weird, looks like a horror movie," said Katayama.
The Aug. 8 Hawaiian wildfire killed at least 97 people and destroyed more than 2,000 buildings, most of them homes. Some survivors jumped over a sea wall and sheltered in the waves as hot black smoke blotted out the sun.


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