I just wanted to say RIP to those who lost their lives from the Hawaiian wild fires and give two thumbs up to the first responders. Samaritan's Purse has already moved into action to assist where they can.
It seems like some kind of non native grass called ginuea grass grows like 6' tall all over the island and a far off hurricane was blowing strong winds through the valleys, causing a perfect storm as it were since the islands were in drought mode. All that tall grass near homes was ridiculously efficient at spreading fire. It could have been as simple as a lit cigarette being tossed from a car or sparks from a welder. It apparently didn't take much to set off a monster fire even the plains of Nebraska would be shocked over.
It sounds like the airports are littered with incoming shipments of supplies while out going airplanes are also plentiful. Bravo. And some famous tree everybody was worried about looks like it was not harmed all that much. Other historical items were also spared according to news reports.
Since California wild fires last few years, the CDF imposes fines the owners of large parcels that don't take down the dry grass and dead undergrowth.
That said, sounds like Maui locals gotta little to relaxed with fire prevention.
Terrible incident. Unfortunately, when there is a lot of grass and there is wind, it can catch fire from a spark of static electricity due to the friction of the grass among themselves, or just a piece of a glass bottle works like a magnifying glass. But mostly they are stupid people or pyromaniacs