Michael Anthony says he was witness to the effects of the Maui wildfires. Anthony, who was vacationing with his wife in Kaanapali at the time of the fires, shared a video on Instagram Thursday (August 10).
“So sad, and in disbelief about what is happening on Maui right now, especially in old town Lahaina! My wife Sue and I have been in Kaanapali the last 10 days, and we witnessed a lot of what has happened. We left early yesterday morning for the airport and lucky we got out before everything shut down. Here’s a video we shot as we drove down front Street in old town Lahaina, three hours before the fires started to destroy everything…Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Maui Ohana… #lovemaui #lahainafire.”
In another post, Anthony revealed that he and his wife “were just at Mick Fleetwood’s restaurant on Front Street having a relaxing dinner on Saturday!!”
Sammy Hagar, who had a house in Maui for over 20 years, said: “There are no words to describe the heartbreak that my family and I are feeling for the people of Maui. We remain forever attached to the community. My deepest gratitude to our staff at Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill, who left their own loved ones and homes, and are going above and beyond to take care of all of the people stranded at Kahului airport.”
Fleetwood’s restaurant, Fleetwood’s On Front St., was destroyed in the raging wildfire fanned by hurricane winds.