Maui wildfire damages Oprah Winfrey's estate worth over $6.6 million; Hawaii island properties owned by Jeff Bezos, Clint Eastwood and other high-profile celebs at risk

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Maui, the paradise island of Hawaii, has been ravaged by extreme wildfires which have reportedly claimed the lives of more than 50 people. Several properties including some historic buildings have been destroyed in the fires

Wildfire ravages Hawaii 
island, Maui 

Parts of American talk show host and media proprietor Oprah Winfrey’s estate in Maui have been engulfed by the wildfire. Winfrey has been living part-time in Maui for more than 15 years. As per reports, she owns various properties on the island, including 870 acres of land in Kula worth more than $6 million

Oprah Winfrey’s Maui estate
engulfed by wildfire

Former US President Barack Obama who was born in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter), “It’s tough to see some of the images coming out of Hawai’i — a place that’s so special to so many of us. Michelle and I are thinking of everyone who has lost a loved one, or whose life has been turned upside down. If you’d like to help, you can do so here.”

Barack Obama reaches
out to affected

Amazon founder and world’s third richest person Jeff Bezos reportedly owns a multi-million worth of 14-acre estate near Le Perouse Bay in Hawaii. The estate is surrounded by dormant lava fields in the southwest of the island, which seems to be less affected by the fires. In 1937, Warner Bros. cofounder and president Jack L. Warner first built this mansion

Jeff Bezos's sprawling
estate in Hawaii

Veteran Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood also reportedly owns some properties in Maui. He had lived on that island for some time. As per reports, Eastwood used to reside in Kapalua

Clint Eastwood's Hawaiian properties

Steven Tyler aka ‘Demon of Screamin' reportedly has a multi-million waterfront mansion in Wailea. It is partly close to the South Maui fire. Though, some of the resorts including Four Seasons Wailea are still open for business

Steven Tyler's 
waterfront mansion

As per Hawaii Governor Josh Green, the death toll from the Hawaii wildfire has increased to 53. The death toll will likely rise as search and rescue operations continue. Green added that Maui wildfires might become the state’s deadliest natural disaster since a 1961 tsunami killed 61 people on the Big Island

Hawaii wildfire: Death toll

AccuWeather shared a video by an airline passenger which shows the birds-eye view of the wildfires that ravaged Maui

Visuals of Maui wildfire
in Hawaii

Video: The Washington Post

A historic 150-year-old banyan tree in Lahania which has its ‘roots’ in India was scorched in the wildfire in Hawaii

Historic 150-year-old banyan tree in Lahania burnt down

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