Hawaii agrees to hand over site to Maui County for wildfire landfill and memorial

A general view shows the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, Aug. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s land board has approved handing over state land on Maui to be used for a wildfire memorial and fire debris disposal, but officials urged Maui County to talk further with the community after some raised concerns about how the proposed landfill would affect nearby coral reefs and historic sites.