Public meeting set for wildfire damages

West Maui lawmakers will hold an informational and outreach meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lahaina Intermediate School for farmers affected by wildfires.

West Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey and West and South Maui Sen. Roz Baker will host the meeting, which will include representatives from the state and U.S. departments of agriculture.

State and federal officials will be on hand during the meeting with information and advice on financial and rebuilding assistance.

Wildfires consumed more than 2,000 acres on Aug. 24. One fire that started in Kauaula Valley burned 1,500 acres.

For more information, contact McKelvey’s state Capitol office at (808) 586-6160.

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