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    How many dead in Maui fire? Maui wildfire death toll: At least 80 dead in Hawaii fires as Lahaina, Maui town remains barricaded

    ByMark Osborne, Meredith Deliso, Morgan Winsor, Nadine El-Bawab, Mary Kekatos and Kevin Shalvey

    Saturday, August 12, 2023 8:12PM

    Death toll climbs to 80 in Maui wildfires

    LAHAINA, Hawaii — At least 80 people have died in Maui as wildfires continue to flare up, officials said in an update.

    Firefighters were working to contain three blazes in Lahaina, Upcountry Maui and near Pulehu and Kihei, official said at about 9 p.m. local time, ABC News reported. A fire reported near Kaanapali was 100% contained.

    SEE ALSO | Maui wildfires cause more than $1.3 billion in residential property damage: Preliminary estimate

    Restrictions on vehicle traffic were in place throughout West Maui, but the road leading out of Lahaina was open, county officials said.

    “The burned historic Lahaina town area remains barricaded, with people warned to stay out of the area due to hazards including toxic particles from smoldering areas,” the update said said. “Wearing a mask and gloves is advised.”

    About 1,400 people were at emergency evacuation shelters, county officials said.

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