Oprah to the rescue! Fans have been sending lots of love to Oprah Winfrey for aiding the fire evacuations in Maui, Hawaii. Several Maui residents went to social media pleading Winfrey to help them get to safety. One social media user said, “Maui is on fire consider opening the ranch so we can get upcountry.” The entrepreneur responded saying that she immediately took action hours before they asked and let them know that she granted fire officials access to her private road for evacuations.
Hi there Jack, Access to the road was given to county officials immediately. This was many hours ago. Hoping for the safety of all. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/BxsPNUkkJC
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) July 12, 2019
It was reported that the fire started on Kuihelani highway forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes. It occurred in the Maalaea and Kihei regions and people were sent an evacuation notice on their phones along with flights being changed.
She received dozens of praise from fans and one of those people was Hawaii governor David Igo. He took to Twitter thanking her for her gratitude replying, “A big mahalo to @Oprah for giving @mauicounty access to your private road for use to assist in the #MauiFire.” Winfrey owns 100 acres in Hana, Hawaii and 1000 acres in Upcountry on the island of Maui. At the Maui property, she has a 12-room ranch and a four-mile private road.
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) July 12, 2019
Written by Gayla Bridges