How Bad Are U.S. Wildfires? Even Hawaii Is Battling a Surge.

It’s among the wettest places on the planet, but shifts in rainfall, invasive grasses and a housing shortage are driving a wildfire spike on the islands.,

Groves of eucalyptus in Pa'auilo were burned in wildfires last month.
Groves of eucalyptus in Pa’auilo were burned in wildfires last month.Credit…Michelle Mishina Kunz for The New York Times

How Bad Are U.S. Wildfires? Even Hawaii Is Battling a Surge.

It’s among the wettest places on the planet, but shifts in rainfall, invasive grasses and a housing shortage are driving a wildfire spike on the islands.

Groves of eucalyptus in Pa’auilo were burned in wildfires last month.Credit…Michelle Mishina Kunz for The New York Times

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