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First findings from state probe of Lahaina fire released

A deadly combination of high winds, power outages, communication failures and a lack of leadership from the Maui Emergency Management Agency created chaos during the Aug. 8 wildfires, according to the first phase of findings from a state investigation announced on Wednesday.

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Attorney General Anne Lopez answers a question from a journalist about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings during a news conference on Wednesday.
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Attorney General Anne Lopez closes her eyes while answering a question from a journalist about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings.
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Derek Alkonis, FSRI research program manager, pauses while speaking about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Dr. Steve Kerber shows a slide while speaking about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Dr. Steve Kerber shows a slide while speaking about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Dr. Steve Kerber speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Derek Alkonis, FSRI research program manager, speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Attorney General Anne Lopez, left, and Dr. Steve Kerber listen as Derek Alkonis, right, FSRI research program manager, speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Derek Alkonis, FSRI research program manager, speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Derek Alkonis, FSRI research program manager, speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Attorney General Anne Lopez speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Attorney General Anne Lopez speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Attorney General Anne Lopez speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response.
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Attorney General Anne Lopez speaks about the Maui Wildfire Phase One Report findings and presents the comprehensive timeline of the Maui fire response. Seated at left are Derek Alkonis, FSRI research program manager, far left, and Dr. Steve Kerber.

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