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Pope Francis Offers Condolences After 55 Die in Hawaii Wildfires

Ty O’Neil
A wildfire burns in Kihei, Hawaii late Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. Thousands of residents raced to escape homes on Maui as blazes swept across the island, destroying parts of a centuries-old town in one of the deadliest U.S. wildfires in recent years.

Many residents were surprised by the fast-moving flames and had to flee on foot, while thousands of tourists were evacuated.