Celebrities Are Speaking Out About The Devastating Wildfires In Maui

The hall of historic Waiola Church in Lahaina and nearby Lahaina Hongwanji Mission engulfed in flames in Maui

Credit: Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP

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As the death toll rises many celebrities are voicing their reactions to the devastating wildfires happening in Maui, Hawaii right now. Take a look at what these prominent stars had to say.

The current United States President Joe Biden was the first to speak out issuing a declaration on Thursday August, 10th. He called it “a major disaster” and “ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires”.

He released a personal statement on behalf of himself and his wife Jill Biden saying: “Jill and I send our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in the wildfires in Maui, and our prayers are with those who have seen their homes, businesses, and communities destroyed. We are grateful to the brave firefighters and first responders who continue to run toward danger, putting themselves in harm’s way to save lives.”

A photo of Dwayne 'the rock' Johnson in a Hawaiian shirt, a lai and sunglasses smiling in front of the ocean in Maui

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Native Hawaiian and Samoan star Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson posted to instagram: “Heartbroken but our faith and mana is strong. First responders, health care teams, hotels, locals businesses, boots on the ground organizations and all our local heroes, stay strong — we love you and appreciate you. All our local families, our ohana, our aiga, stay strong thru this devastating time. Resilience resolve is our DNA. Our ancestors are in our blood. This is who we are. This is what we do. I love you. Stay strong. More to come.”

Fellow Samoan and Native, Jason Momoa, also took to instagram saying: “We are devastated and heartbroken for our friends and ‘ohana on Maui who [have] been impacted by the recent wildfires” and he also provided sources for his viewers to help those affected.

A sunset photo of the sign outside of Mick Fleetwood's restaurant in Maui reading: "Fleetwood's on Front st. A Mick Fleetwood Restaurant and Bar"

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Legendary musician, Mick Fleetwood captioned a photo of his restaurant in Maui: “MAUl and The Lahaina community have been my home for several decades.
This is a devastating moment for MAUl and many are suffering unimaginable loss.
Fleetwoods on front Street has been lost and while we are heartbroken our main priority is the safety of our dear staff and team members.
On behalf of myself and my family I share my heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the people of MAUI. We are committed to supporting the community and those affected by this disaster in the days month and years to come
– Mick Fleetwood”

A black and white photo of Barak Obama in a suit jacket, with a American flag pinned, and collared shirt.

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Former United States President, Barack Obama said, via instagram story, “It’s tough to see some of the images coming out of Hawai’i –– a place that’s 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.”

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