Hawaii wildfire forces thousands to evacuate Maui towns

Brush fire of 1,200 hectares burns out of control through island’s central valley

Thousands of people on Maui have been ordered to evacuate two towns in the path of a spreading wildfire, Hawaiian officials and media said.

The 1,200 hectare (3,000 acre) brush fire in the island’s central valley was uncontrolled on Thursday night, Maui’s mayor, Mike Victorino, told a news conference. Firefighters were monitoring it overnight but it was too dangerous to battle it in the dark, he added.

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Source: The Guardian
Hawaii wildfire forces thousands to evacuate Maui towns