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Windswept wildfires on Aug. 8 incinerate Maui's historic Lahaina in the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over a century.
VFW to support veterans affected by Maui fires

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is looking for veterans who were personally affected by the August fires on Maui. “If you or someone you know was directly impacted, the phone lines are open,” the VFW said in a media release Friday. Read more

Do you have a missing family member?

The FBI's Honolulu Division is helping collect DNA samples from family members to assist MPD's efforts to identify victims of the Lahaina wildfire. Immediate family members — parents, siblings and children — of those still missing may go to the Hyatt Regency Kaanapali daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to provide DNA samples.

The Maui Police Department is asking that missing person reports be made at

Those on other islands or the mainland should call the FBI at 808-566-4300 or email and provide contact information so that further instructions can be provided.

Maui County officials are warning of scams related to the collection of DNA samples. Family Assistance Center staff do not call members of the public to request DNA samples, and no fees are charged for the service. Anyone receiving calls from someone claiming to be with "DNA Services" or other parties should hang up immediately and report the scam to the Maui Police Department's nonemergency number at 808-244-6400.

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