The Lives We Lost

A 14-year-old on the last day of summer break before starting his junior year at Lahainaluna High School. A 72-year-old grandmother from California on a long-planned solo vacation. A 68-year-old Lahaina man trying to save a friend’s beloved dog.

So far authorities have confirmed 115 fatalities from the Aug. 8 fire in Lahaina. More are expected. The stories of how — and why — these people died are important. But so are the stories of who they were, the lives they lived, and what they meant to a community that is now scattered and in mourning.

Over the coming weeks and months, Civil Beat will be posting photos and stories about every person who died in the Lahaina fire. If you lost a friend or family member and would like to share photos or stories with us please email

Click on the name below each image to read more about that person.

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