Lahaina Fire August 2023

Lahaina Fire Explained in Brief

Lahaina Wildfire Update 10 August 2023

American Airlines Boeing 777 pilot and former air attack fire fighting pilot Juan Browne explains in this 10-minute video why the fires on Maui that destroyed the historic town of Lahaina were so severe and why it was impossible to stop them. Because First Officer Browne is from California, he mixed up his directions — east v. west — when discussing wind directions at the end of the video, but otherwise his insights are especially relevant to the eastern slope of the Sierras during fire season.