Maui Battles Destructive Wildfire Threatening Hawaii's Natural Beauty

As of August 9, 2023, over 100 wildfires had been reported in Hawaii, consuming over 10,000 acres of land.

The Puna Fire, the largest fire on the Big Island, has scorched over 7,000 acres.

Over 1,000 people were forced to evacuate.

More fires are possible in the coming months, according to experts.

Hawaiians are collaborating to prevent future wildfires.

Drought conditions: Hawaii is currently experiencing a drought, which makes the terrain more vulnerable to fire.

Strong winds: Winds of up to 60 mph have been gusting, fueling the flames and making it harder for firefighters to contain the fires.

Human action: Many of the fires are caused by human activity, such as irresponsible cigarette disposal and campfires.

Homes, businesses, and infrastructure have been damaged by the fires. They have also harmed air quality and displaced wildlife.