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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Identities of Maui Wildfire Disaster Victims

It is with a heavy heart that the County of Maui and the Maui Police Department confirm the following identities of the victims involved in the West Maui Wildfire incident. Our hearts go out to the families, friends, and community affected by this devastating event.


MPD and assisting partners have been working tirelessly to ensure that proper protocols are followed while notifying the families of the victims involved. Our priority is to handle this situation with the utmost sensitivity and respect for those who are grieving.


As of today, September 13, 2023, we can confirm the following individuals have been identified and next of kin notified:


  1. Keyiro Fuentes (14) of Lahaina
  2. Maurice Buen (79) of Lahaina


We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for the families, and we ask that the media and the public respect the privacy of the grieving families.  We will continue to work closely with the families to ensure that they are updated and supported throughout this process.


We extend our gratitude to the community for their support and understanding during this challenging time.


At the time of this release, the current statistics stand at:


Total fatalities: 115


Individuals identified, the family notified: 63


Individuals identified, family not located/notified: Five



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