(FixThisNation.com) – Following the wildfires that destroyed a large part of Maui, Hawaii Governor Josh Green put out a warning to realtors and investors who have reached out to Maui residents trying to purchase their lands that were damaged by the wildfires.
In a press release, Green revealed that he had contacted the Attorney General to look at possible options for a moratorium to be placed on the sale of all properties that were either damaged or destroyed by the fire. He added that it would take a lot of time before that land could be rebuilt, which is why he wants to warn those who are attempting to steal the land from the people of Maui.
Green’s remarks came soon after Maui residents took to social media to claim that they had been contacted for the sale of their lands following the wildfires. The organization Kāko’o Haleakalā also posted a video on Sunday in which it blasted these investors without naming them. As they stated in the video people who are victims and have received these calls should ask the realtors and investors for their names and then blast their names and business online.
Tiare Lawrence, a Maui resident during a segment on NBC News pointed out that Lahaina, a historic city that was destroyed by the fire, was not for sale.
Maui County put out on Monday additional information on the active wildfires on the island. Currently, the Lahaina fire which is 85 percent contained has grown to 2,170 acres, while the Upcountry/Kula fire is at 65 percent contained and has spread over an area of 678 acres.
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