Wildfire wreckage in Maui, Lahaina. Hawaii wildfire

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Daniel Swain for the Hill — Maui fires suggest dangerous new phase for disasters

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain discusses the conditions that led to the devastating wildfire in Maui — the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century — for the Hill. “People literally running for their lives, barefoot down the street and jumping in the ocean — that’s how fast the fire spread down the slopes and into town.”