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People fleeing Maui wildfires jump into the ocean

Thousands of residents raced to escape homes on Maui as blazes swept across the island, destroying parts of a centuries-old town in one of the deadliest U.S. wildfires in recent years. (Ty O'Neil/AP)
Thousands of residents raced to escape homes on Maui as blazes swept across the island, destroying parts of a centuries-old town in one of the deadliest U.S. wildfires in recent years. (Ty O'Neil/AP)

At least 36 people are dead on Maui as wildfires continue to burn, forcing thousands of people to flee and destroying hundreds of structures in the historic town of Lahaina.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks Dan Nakaso, capitol bureau chief at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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