sixty survivors of Maui Forest fire Stayed rescued from same house Officials say it has lost contact since the wildfire spread to the Hawaiian Islands.

Maui County Mayor Richard Bissett said the large group had taken shelter in an isolated residence in west Maui, which had been without power and cell phone coverage since August 8.

Mr Bisset revealed details of the extraordinary rescue as the death toll from the deadly wildfires rose to 106.

Mr Bissett said: “We learned yesterday that there was a family of 60 living in a house on the west side, and many of them were untraceable, and have now been reunited with their families. “

According to Maui Police Chief John Pelletier, the group was without phones, electricity and internet.

No further details were immediately available on the condition of the survivors or where they were found.

As search and rescue efforts continue, officials estimate that 1,300 Maui residents are still missing.

Hawaii Governor Josh Green said only 35 percent of burned areas had been explored and he expected the death toll to rise in the coming days.

President Joe Biden plans to travel to Maui with First Lady Jill Biden on August 21 to inspect the affected areas and victims and officials involved in the recovery operation.

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