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A woman who fled the Maui wildfire on foot has died after weeks in a hospital burn unit

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman who escaped a wildfire that destroyed Hawaii community by running through a burning field has died after more than seven weeks in a hospital burn unit. Laurie Allen is among at least 98 people killed by the fire Aug. 8 that devastated historic Lahaina on the west coast of Maui. The fire was the deadliest in the U.S. in more than a century and destroyed 2,200 buildings, most of them homes. Allen’s sister in law, Penny Allen Hood, writes on a gofundme page that Laurie Allen died peacefully Friday. She fled the fire on foot after a fallen tree blocked her car.

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