Soldiers conduct search and rescue as Maui wildfire death toll passes 100
Soldiers from the Hawaii National Guard CERF-P and Maui County and State officials conducted search and rescue operations as the death toll from the Maui wildfires in Hawaii rose to nearly 100 this week. Dozens of rescue workers were dispatched to the historic town of Lahaina to search for survivors when the blaze erupted. Officials said as of August 14, at least 99 had been killed by the blaze, with more feared dead as search crews comb through fire-stricken areas. Hawaii Governor Josh Green said there was 'very little left' in Lahaina town, with an estimated $5.6 billion in damage. The wildfires have been described as the deadliest to hit the U.S. in a century.