Maui Wildfire Cleanup Advances to Debris Removal Phase

Construction worker cleaning up debris

The fires on Maui last August, driven by dry conditions and high winds, killed at least 100 people and did $5.5 billion in damage to thousands of structures.

February 5, 2024
James Leggate - Engineering News-Record

Contractors hauled the first truckload of debris from homes destroyed by last year’s wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Jan. 16. The move marked the beginning of the second phase of debris removal efforts coordinated by federal, state and local officials.

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