Conditions ripe in Hawai‘i for another fire disaster

Sandy Hooper / USA Today

Burned houses and buildings are seen in Lahaina, Hawai‘i, on Aug. 12, 2023.

HONOLULU — Less than a year after a massive wildfire ravaged Lahaina with shocking lethal ferocity, a federal agency is predicting that Hawai‘i over the next few months will face similar conditions that could lead to more wildfires.