DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Ohio Task Force 1 has been activated to respond to the deadly wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
The team will deploy three handlers and three dogs, all trained and certified to detect and alert for human remains.
They are expected to leave around noon on Wednesday and will be joining Washington and Nevada Task Force 1 teams that have already been deployed in Hawaii.
As of Tuesday, 106 people have died in the wildfires and an estimated $6 billion dollars of damage has been done with 2,700 structures having been destroyed.
Despite the destruction, Hawaii’s Governor Josh Green is dedicated to rebuilding, “This is what our goal is. Our goal is to have a local commitment forever to this community as we rebuild. So we will be making sure that we do all that we can to prevent that land from falling into the hands of people from the outside.”