Hawaii wildfires leave at least 36 dead as Lahaina burns to the ground: Full coverage

At least 36 people have been confirmed dead on the island of Maui after ferocious winds caused by Hurricane Dora in part fueled devastating wildfires across Hawaii, forcing thousands of people to evacuate.

It's the deadliest wildfire the United States has seen in five years, following 2018's Camp Fire that killed at least 85 people in California.

President Biden on Thursday approved a “major disaster” declaration for the state. "Anyone who's lost a loved one, whose home has been damaged and destroyed is going to get help immediately," he said.

Several organizations — like the American Red Cross, Maui Humane Society and Hawaii Salvation Army — are working to help those affected by the fires. Here's how you can help the wildfire victims.

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