Paradise Residents Organizing Fundraising Drives To Support Hawaiian Fire Victims

As wildfires tear through the Hawaiian island of Maui, residents of Paradise are reliving their own harrowing experience with a similar conflagration. The town was mostly destroyed by the Camp Fire in 2018 that bears many similarities to the blaze that mostly destroyed the town of Lahaina in Hawaii this week. The two places will be forever linked after undergoing some of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history. Some Paradise residents are organizing fundraising drives to support victims in Hawaii. Others are giving victims space to process their grief. The wildfire risks for both places have been well known for years. But both fires took local residents by surprise.