AdvertisementHorrifying images taken at daybreak today show the extent of the damage in Lahaina, the Maui town that was entirely torched by a merciless wildfire on Tuesday. Local officials still do not know the precise origin of the fire. President Biden has declared a major disaster in the state of Hawaii to free up emergency funding for local officials. Wildfire wreckage is shown Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. 'They have been on the phone with locals and local officials since yesterday.