TIMELINE: This is how the Lahaina disaster unfolded, hour by hour

Published: Aug. 18, 2023 at 5:03 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 25, 2023 at 8:47 AM HST
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LAHAINA (HawaiiNewsNow) - It’s been over two weeks since wildfires ravaged Maui, decimating historic Lahaina town and becoming the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in 100 years.

The death toll stands at more than 115 and many more are feared dead. With at least 1,000 people still unaccounted for, recovery teams are continuing to search the ruins of Lahaina for remains.

Many questions have been raised about the deadly fire: Among them, what caused the blaze?

And could more have been done ahead of time?

To help better understand how the disaster unfolded on Aug. 8, HNN compiled viewer footage and county reports to put together a timeline that shows an hour-by-hour look at what happened.