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'Devastating' Texas wildfires spark disaster declaration, nuclear plant partial evacuation

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster declaration for 60 counties on Tuesday due to "widespread wildfire activity throughout the state."
34 minutes ago
Disaster declaration issued as state battles 'devastating' wildfires
1 hour ago

Evacuations and shelter-in-place orders issued as Texas battles wildfires

Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster declaration on Tuesday as the wildfires burn out of control in the Texas Panhandle, fueled by high winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.
1 hour ago
Evacuations and shelter-in-place orders issued as Texas battles wildfires
February 28, 2024 at 2:13 AM

Wildfire emergency in Texas panhandle fueled by wind

Firefighters are battling four major fires, while mandatory evacuations are in effect in some areas.
February 28, 2024 at 2:13 AM
Wildfire emergency in Texas panhandle fueled by wind
February 13, 2024 at 10:31 PM

Wildfire smoke to worsen, putting 125 million at risk in US, study shows

A study forecasts air quality in 2054 will revert back to 2004 levels
February 13, 2024 at 10:31 PM
Wildfire smoke to worsen, putting 125 million at risk in US, study shows
February 13, 2024 at 9:22 PM

Wildfire smoke to worsen across US, putting 125 million at risk: Study

First Street Foundation, a non-profit research and technology group that works to define America's climate risk, shared its "Atrocious Air" study on Monday.
February 13, 2024 at 9:22 PM
Wildfire smoke to worsen across US, putting 125 million at risk: Study
February 9, 2024 at 10:02 AM

New report reveals new details in police's response to Maui wildfires

Investigators said they are learning more about what happened when police were called to respond during the deadly blaze.
February 9, 2024 at 10:02 AM
New report reveals new details in police's response to Maui wildfires
February 8, 2024 at 9:38 PM

A look at Maui 6 months after the fires

The Maui Police Department released an after-action report detailing its response to the Maui wildfires amid public criticism of its actions that day. ABC News’ Mola Lenghi reports.
February 8, 2024 at 9:38 PM
A look at Maui 6 months after the fires
February 8, 2024 at 8:16 PM

Maui police release 1st report after investigation into response to deadly blazes

The Maui Police Department released its after-action investigation report on Monday.
February 8, 2024 at 8:16 PM
Maui police release findings of probe into response to deadly wildfires
February 5, 2024 at 3:03 AM

Deadly wildfires burn across Chile

Officials say the fast-moving fires have killed at least 99 people.
February 5, 2024 at 3:03 AM
Deadly wildfires burn across Chile
February 4, 2024 at 4:08 PM

Chile declares state of emergency from wildfires

Chile declared a state of emergency Sunday morning after devastating fires ravaged a densely populated area of the country, killing at least 51 people.
February 4, 2024 at 4:08 PM
Chile declares state of emergency from wildfires
February 4, 2024 at 4:31 AM

At least 19 dead as nearly 100 wildfires burn in Chile

Plus, a dog rescued from a shipping container at the Port of Houston is looking for her forever home.
February 4, 2024 at 4:31 AM
At least 19 dead as nearly 100 wildfires burn in Chile
2 months ago

Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year

ABC News’ Melissa Adan reports on ways Lahaina residents who lost their homes in the Maui fires are working to move forward into the new year, as well as those who are still facing issues doing so.
2 months ago
Maui 808: New beginnings in the New Year
2 months ago

Families move away as hurdles for rebuilding in Maui continue

ABC News’ Melissa Adan talks to families who left Maui after last year’s deadly wildfires and some of the hurdles to getting insurance money for victims.
2 months ago
Families move away as hurdles for rebuilding in Maui continue
2 months ago

New beginnings following Maui wildfires

ABC News’ Melissa Adan reports on ongoing insurance claims and speaks with a family that decided to move thousands of miles away from the devastation.
2 months ago
New beginnings following Maui wildfires
2 months ago

Maui wildfire survivors face mental health crisis months after tragedy

Five months after wildfires destroyed homes and lives on the island of Maui, residents and officials are sounding the alarm on an ongoing mental health crisis.
2 months ago
'Painful': Maui wildfire survivors face mental health crisis, service providers warn
2 months ago

Celebrities, musicians provide instruments for Maui wildfire victims

ABC News’ Will Carr highlights two organizations that are hosting a Christmas concert on Maui to provide instruments to local kids who lost everything during the fires.
2 months ago
Celebrities, musicians provide instruments for Maui wildfire victims
2 months ago

How residents in Kapalua are keeping the music alive

Four months after devastating wildfires tore through Maui, the heart of Lahaina has reopened to residents and kids were donated instruments.
2 months ago
How residents in Kapalua are keeping the music alive
3 months ago

Maui 808: Kokua and ongoing philanthropic efforts on Maui

ABC News’ Becky Worley explores kokua, which means help or assistance, and the ongoing philanthropic efforts on Maui.
3 months ago
Maui 808: Kokua and ongoing philanthropic efforts on Maui
3 months ago

Displaced Maui residents find uplifting holiday 'kokua' after wildfires

The Maui community has found ways to make the holidays feel special despite their months of despair following the wildfires.
3 months ago
Displaced Maui residents find uplifting holiday 'kokua' after wildfires
3 months ago

Maui 808: How worldwide help for families is bringing joy to the holidays after fires

ABC News' Rebecca Worley goes to Lahaina, Maui, where help for families from around the world is pouring in just in time for the holidays.
3 months ago
Maui 808: How worldwide help for families is bringing joy to the holidays after fires
3 months ago

Residents of Maui continue to heal from deadly wildfires

ABC News' Becky Worley joins from Maui to discuss how victims of the fires are still displaced and struggling as Christmas approaches.
3 months ago
Residents of Maui continue to heal from deadly wildfires
3 months ago

How climate change and forest management make wildfires harder to contain

Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington are some of the biggest on record, and experts said a combination of factors could continue to make them more frequent.
3 months ago
How climate change and forest management make wildfires harder to contain
3 months ago

What causes fire embers to spread more quickly

One of the most dangerous factors in wildfire spread comes from the fire itself, as tiny embers travel for miles in the wind and threaten to ignite new fires.
3 months ago
What causes fire embers to spread more quickly
3 months ago

Tips for making your home more fire-resilient

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee shares landscaping tips on how to protect your home, making it more fire-resilient should a fire break out.
3 months ago
Tips for making your home more fire-resilient
3 months ago

Maui mayor targets short-term rentals, timeshares to address housing crisis after wildfire

A bill was introduced to incentivize owners of short-term rentals, timeshares and non-owner-occupied housing to use their units as temporary housing after the wildfires.
3 months ago
Maui mayor targets short-term rentals, timeshares to address housing crisis
3 months ago

Hawaii attorney general subpoenas multiple Maui departments amid wildfire probe

Hawaii Attorney General Anne E. Lopez has subpoenaed major Maui county agencies in connection with the deadly August wildfire.
3 months ago
Key Maui departments subpoenaed amid wildfire probe
3 months ago

California wildfires altering ecosystems, disrupting wildlife habitats: Study

Extreme wildfires that have been burning through the California landscape over recent decades are disrupting wildlife habitats within the state, new research shows.
3 months ago
California wildfires altering ecosystems, disrupting wildlife habitats: Study
3 months ago

Fire prone California homeowners left behind as insurance companies drop coverage

As wildfires increase, so do the home insurance rates for homeowners in those most prone regions.
3 months ago
Fire prone California homeowners left behind as insurance companies drop coverage
4 months ago

Maui 808 initiative

GMA takes us into Maui's burn zone with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers three months after the wildfires that devastated the town of Lahaina.
4 months ago
Maui 808 initiative
4 months ago

White House announces new efforts to prevent wildfires, limit smoke hazards

The Biden administration is set to announce an interagency focus on preventing wildfires and protecting communities from smoke
4 months ago
White House to announce new efforts to prevent wildfires, limit smoke hazards
4 months ago

Hawaii unveils $150 million recovery fund for Maui wildfire victims' families, injured survivors

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green has announced a new recovery fund which will set aside more than $150 million for the victims of the Maui wildfires on Aug. 8.
4 months ago
Maui wildfire victims' families, survivors could get $1M each from state
4 months ago

Maui 808: What is the state of Hawaii’s 'aina'

We take an inside look at the state of Hawaii’s “aina,” or land, and what are the health concerns on residents minds.
4 months ago
Maui 808: What is the state of Hawaii’s 'aina'
4 months ago

Dense fog and wildfire watch

Parts of New Orleans are under a dense fog advisory, and the West Coast and Mid-Atlantic region are under wildfire watches as high winds sweep through.
4 months ago
Dense fog and wildfire watch
4 months ago

'There's no healing': Thousands of families beg for action on housing 3 months after Maui wildfires

Thousands of Lahaina residents are struggling to find stability three months after the Maui wildfires.
4 months ago
Maui residents take housing issues upon themselves amid statewide crisis
4 months ago

North Carolina wildfire threatens dozens of homes

The fire burned across hundreds of acres, destroying at least two homes and a cabin.
4 months ago
North Carolina wildfire threatens dozens of homes
4 months ago

Forecast calls for November heat wave and wildfires in the South

Record-high temperatures are expected in several areas of the country Monday, with some areas forecast to reach the 80's.
4 months ago
Forecast calls for November heat wave and wildfires in the South
4 months ago

Firefighters battle to contain California wildfire

More than 1,000 firefighters are racing to contain a fast-growing wildfire threatening more than 2,000 homes and structures in Southern California.
4 months ago
Firefighters battle to contain California wildfire
4 months ago

Chilling video of Maui fire rescue released

Newly released body camera footage showed Maui officers desperately trying to help people flee from the August wildfire, urging drivers to hurry and rescuing people already trapped.
4 months ago
Chilling video of Maui fire rescue released
4 months ago

Hawaii's 'overtourism' becomes growing debate as West Maui reopens for visitors

West Maui is in the midst of a tourism debate as it reopens for visitors just two months after a wildfire devastated the town of Lahaina.
4 months ago
Hawaii's 'overtourism' becomes growing debate as West Maui reopens for visitors
4 months ago

Maui: A community of resilience

Native Hawaiians banded together to support each other after the devastating wildfire that leveled parts of Maui.
4 months ago
Maui: A community of resilience
4 months ago

How the deadly wildfires took over Maui hour by hour

Our new visual timeline offers a forensic look at the origin of the Maui fires, how they spread hour by hour across the island and the struggle of residents to survive.
4 months ago
How the deadly wildfires took over Maui hour by hour
4 months ago

Maui Strong: Lahaina High School celebrates homecoming

More than two months after the deadly fires swept through the island, residents are finding hope and resilience as they cheer on their high school football teams.
4 months ago
Maui Strong: Lahaina High School celebrates homecoming
4 months ago

Guy Fieri, Lee Anne Wong, dozens of celebrity chefs raise over $1.5M for Maui fire relief

Guy Fieri hosted an 18-course celebrity chef-cooked dinner in Sonoma, California raising over $1.5 million to support Maui fire relief efforts.
4 months ago
Guy Fieri raises over $1.5M for Maui fire relief at celebrity chef-studded dinner
4 months ago

Volunteers help build tiny homes for friend who lost home in fire

A Maui builder, with the help of volunteers, is building tiny homes for William Fincher and his family.
4 months ago
Volunteers help build tiny homes for friend who lost home in fire
5 months ago

An inside look at how Hawaii residents are trying to rebuild their lives

It’s been two months since the devastating wildfires in Hawaii. ABC News’ Mola Lenghi looks at how residents are trying to find stable housing while the island has reopened to tourists.
5 months ago
An inside look at how Hawaii residents are trying to rebuild their lives
5 months ago

Maui Strong 808: Families still searching for homes as tourists return

ABC News’ Mola Lenghi spoke with families and Maui residents who lost their homes in the fires and are still trying to settle into their current housing as officials reopen the area to tourism.
5 months ago
Maui Strong 808: Families still searching for homes as tourists return
5 months ago

Residents protest as West Maui reopens to tourism two months after wildfire disaster

ABC News’ Mola Lenghi reports on the reopening of Maui to tourists on “This Week."
5 months ago
Residents protest as West Maui reopens to tourism two months after wildfire disaster
5 months ago

West Maui begins to welcome back tourists

The move brings mixed reactions, with some applauding while others say it’s way too soon.
5 months ago
West Maui begins to welcome back tourists
5 months ago

The emotional toll of clearing debris from the Maui wildfires 2 months later

Emotions continue to run high as workers outfitted in hazmat suits painstakingly comb through the rubble from the Maui wildfires.
5 months ago
The emotional toll of clearing debris from the Maui wildfires 2 months later
5 months ago

Little boy’s lemonade stand helps raise over $20,000 for Lahaina fire victims

Edison, 5, had always wanted to run his own lemonade stand. A recent family trip to Hawaii inspired him to set up shop and donate the proceeds to the Maui Strong Fund.
5 months ago
Little boy’s lemonade stand helps raise over $20,000 for Lahaina fire victims