Re-entry Update: Find Lahaina zones that have re-opened. Re-entry for Kula has completed.

Recovery Phases

Understanding the Path to Wildfire Recovery

In the aftermath of a wildfire disaster, there are many steps on the journey to recovery. The fire debris cleanup is a critical part of that journey and involves a phased approach that will require the coordination of local, state and federal partners. The below graphic outlines the steps of that cleanup effort to help you better understand the order in which things will occur.

Phase 1

Hazardous Materials Removal & Infrastructure Assessments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removes hazardous materials like  paints, solvents, oils, batteries and pesticides from fire  impacted properties. Building inspectors will determine whether a building is safe to  enter.

Public Access

Community members will be permitted to return to their properties and retrieve items once it is deemed safe by officials.

Phase 2


Maui County collects right-of-entry forms from property owners and provides them to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to access private properties.

Ash and Fire-Damaged Material Removal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will remove approved fire-damaged materials from private property upon approval from the property owner.

Environmental Testing

Environmental testing will be completed to ensure a property is safe to rebuild.

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