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Conditions ripe in Hawaii for another fire disaster

GEORGE F. LEE / OCT. 22
                                Dry grass and brush like those seen along Honoapiilani Highway near Kapalua, Maui, create a higher risk of wildfires.
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GEORGE F. LEE / OCT. 22

Dry grass and brush like those seen along Honoapiilani Highway near Kapalua, Maui, create a higher risk of wildfires.

SANDY HOOPER / USA TODAY / AUG. 12
                                Thousands in Lahaina were displaced after the Aug. 8 wildfire, fueled by high wind and dry vegetation, destroyed much of the town. With 101 people killed, it was the deadliest U.S. wildfire of the past century.
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SANDY HOOPER / USA TODAY / AUG. 12

Thousands in Lahaina were displaced after the Aug. 8 wildfire, fueled by high wind and dry vegetation, destroyed much of the town. With 101 people killed, it was the deadliest U.S. wildfire of the past century.

GEORGE F. LEE / OCT. 22
                                Dry grass and brush like those seen along Honoapiilani Highway near Kapalua, Maui, create a higher risk of wildfires.
SANDY HOOPER / USA TODAY / AUG. 12
                                Thousands in Lahaina were displaced after the Aug. 8 wildfire, fueled by high wind and dry vegetation, destroyed much of the town. With 101 people killed, it was the deadliest U.S. wildfire of the past century.