First of thousands of Lahaina residents return to homes destroyed by deadly wildfire


The Hawaii National Guard checks on a car passing the checkpoint on Kaniau Street on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii.

In the days after the Aug. 8 wildfire, some people were able to return to their properties to evaluate the damage. But since then, the burned area has been off-limits to all but authorized workers.

(Image credit: Mengshin Lin/AP)

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