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 Maui Flächenbrand einer der schlimmsten in US Geschichte infographic
Graphic charts the United States’ deadliest wildfires.


Flächenbrand in Hawai gehört zu den tödlichsten in US Geschichte history

By Ninian Carter

August 14, 2023 - Der Flächenbrand, der die Stadt Lahaina zerstörte, gehört zu den tödlichsten in US der letzten 100 Jahre, die Zahl der Toten wird noch weiter ansteigen.

In the aftermath of deadly wildfires on the island of Maui in Hawaii, the island’s governor, Josh Green, has warned of a significant death toll rise in the coming days – likening the resort town of Lahaina to a war zone.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in 2022 there were 66,255 wildfires in the United States, compared with 18,229 in 1983.

It believes a key driver in the rise is climate change, which has brought increased heat and extended droughts.

The Peshtigo fire in northeastern Wisconsin of 1871, remains the worst wildfire in U.S. history, killing 1,152 people.

PUBLISHED: 14/08/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images