A wildfire swept through the Hawaiian island of Maui, destroying a historic town and causing significant damage.

The fire was fueled by strong winds from Hurricane Dora passing south of the Hawaiian islands.

At least six people died, dozens were injured, and 271 structures were damaged or destroyed.

Aerial footage showed extensive devastation in the coastal town of Lahaina, including homes, businesses, and boats.

Climate change likely contributed to the severity of the fire by increasing vegetation dryness due to higher temperatures.

Maui officials urged visitors to leave Lahaina and organized a mass evacuation to the airport.

West Maui experienced a lack of communication and electricity after the fire.

The fire's rapid spread and intensity affected Lahaina's historic town center, dating back to the 1700s.

Evacuation efforts were prompted by strong winds and the sudden escalation of the fire.

Search and rescue operations continued, with the death toll potentially rising as authorities assessed the situation.