Hawaii deadly wildfires cause catastrophic damage – BBC News

Hawaii is facing the “largest natural disaster” in its history, after wildfires ripped through the island of Maui and destroyed most of the beach-front town of Lahaina.

The island has been ravaged with entire communities and neighbourhoods destroyed, as hurricane-strength winds fanned the deadly flames.

The blaze ripped through Lahaina so quickly that some people jumped into the harbour to escape the flames and smoke.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Here’s our north America correspondent John Sudworth reporting from Maui.

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