Lahaina, Pūlehu and Upcountry Fires Combined Update No. 6 at 3:30 p.m.: A federal team arrived on Maui today and is on the ground in Lahaina to assist with search and rescue efforts amid the active Lahaina fire.
Flyovers today of Lahaina town by US Civil Air Patrol and Maui Fire Department showed that more than 271 structures have been impacted. Widespread damage to the West Maui town, the harbor and surrounding areas are being documented.
As of this afternoon, Maui Fire Department reported no significant changes for the Lahaina, Upcountry and Pūlehu fires. There are no new evacuations. There are no containment numbers at this time.
Maui Fire Department has requested 20 additional firefighters from Honolulu and an incident management team. Close to 100 Maui firefighters have been on duty around the clock, including 11 from state airport firefighting and rescue personnel.
Four helicopters have been deployed for water drops in Lahaina. Firefighters are addressing spot fires around Lahaina town. Two Chinooks, along with four Windward Aviation helicopters, have been battling all three fires with water drops. Three additional helicopters from US Coast Guard and US Navy were conducting search and rescue along the West Maui coastline.
Motorists may not enter Lahaina during the active fire, but people already in Lahaina may exit via Kahakuloa. Maui police are stationed at Māʻalaea and at Waiheʻe to prevent entry into Lahaina until the area is secure. Only Kahakuloa residents may access Kahakuloa via Waiheʻe.