As gale-force winds rushed down the slopes of Maui’s Mauna Kahālāwai mountains early Tuesday morning, Shane Treu stood outside his home with a garden hose – one of the first people in Lahaina to fight what would become America’s deadliest wildfire in more than a century.

A power line on his street had been knocked down amid howling winds, Treu said in a Facebook Live video, which showed flames in the grassland across the street and thick smoke obscuring his sweeping ocean view.“Sorry guys, I don’t care if I’m wasting water,” Treu said, as he aimed his hose toward […]

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