Lahaina Fire Victims Being Pressured to Sell Land, Governor Warns

August 17, 2023

Hawaiian officials are warning residents that unscrupulous investors are trying to take advantage of the fire disaster on Maui to take over properties. Josh Green reported that residents are being approached about selling fire-damaged home or land sites by people posing as real estate agents. “You would be pretty poorly informed if you try to steal land from our people and then build here,” Green said in a press release Monday. A woman posted an angry video on TikTok stating that realtors and investors have called multiple families she knows offering to buy their land. Green said they want to preserve and protect the land around Lahaina for locals and create a memorial for fire victims.