Thousands of Hawaii residents raced to escape homes on Maui as blazes swept across the island, destroying parts of a centuries-old town (Lahaina) and killing at least 36 people in one of the deadliest U.S. wildfires in recent years.

Thousands of Hawaii residents raced to escape homes on Maui as blazes swept across the island, destroying parts of a centuries-old town (Lahaina) and killing at least 36 people in one of the deadliest U.S. wildfires in recent years.