The Latest: Hawaii governor declares disaster for Maui… | Daily Mail Online

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige is declaring Maui a disaster area as a brush fire burns a large expanse of former sugar cane fields.Ige said Friday the proclamation allows the state to provide quick and efficient relief to those affected by the fire.The fire is about 20% contained after burning 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) since Thursday.Maui Fire Department officials said hot, dry and windy conditions could worsen the fire. The National Guard is helping firefighters and conducting water drops with a helicopter.

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