Oprah Winfrey praised for opening her private road during Maui fire to help evacuations  USA TODAY

Oprah Winfrey is being praised after opening up her private road on Maui to help people escape a brush fire that broke out on the Hawaii island Thursday.

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Oprah Winfrey is being praised after opening up her private road on Maui to help people escape a brush fire that broke out on the Hawaii island Thursday.Oprah Winfrey is being praised after opening up her private road on Maui to help people escape a brush fire that broke out on the Hawaii island Thursday.

Oprah Winfrey opens private road during Maui fire to help evacuations

With fires raging on the island of Maui, Oprah Winfrey did her part to make sure people got evacuated safely. With fires raging on the island of Maui, Oprah Winfrey did her part to make sure people got evacuated safely.

Oprah Winfrey lauded for aiding Hawaii fire evacuations - National | Globalnews.ca

A brush fire has prompted evacuations and diverted flights on the Hawaii island of Maui, officials said Thursday.A brush fire has prompted evacuations and diverted flights on the Hawaii island of Maui, officials said Thursday.

Runaway brush fire on Maui prompts order to evacuate

“High resolution imagery from GOES-17 is showing smoke associated with a fire in Maui's central valley this afternoon. #hiwx https://t.co/q4yYY8AWEz”

NWSHonolulu on Twitter: "High resolution imagery from GOES-17 is showing smoke associated with a fire in Maui's central valley this afternoon. #hiwx… https://t.co/glBhq1oSg7"

“A big mahalo to @Oprah for giving @mauicounty access to your private road for use to assist in the #Mauifire https://t.co/DPC6qkAGrq”

Governor David Ige on Twitter: "A big mahalo to @Oprah for giving @mauicounty access to your private road for use to assist in the #Mauifire… "

“#Maui fire update: OGG operations are normal. Those able to reach the airport safely are being served. Please call your airline before heading to the airport.”

Hawaii DOT on Twitter: "#Maui fire update: OGG operations are normal. Those able to reach the airport safely are being served. Please call your airline before heading to the airport."

The 3,000 acre brush fire in Maui's central valley was uncontrolled Thursday night, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino told a news conference. He said firefighters would monitor it overnight but that it was too dangerous to battle the blaze in the dark.The 3,000 acre brush fire in Maui's central valley was uncontrolled Thursday night, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino told a news conference. He said firefighters would monitor it overnight but that it was too dangerous to battle the blaze in the dark.

Smoke blankets the sky as wildfire on Hawaii’s Maui Island forces evacuations - National | Globalnews.ca

A Maui County official says an evacuation was ordered around 3 p.m.A Maui County official says an evacuation was ordered around 3 p.m.

Maui brush fire leads to evacuation order - National | Globalnews.ca

Oprah won praise from Hawaii's Governor David Ige who wrote: "A big mahalo to @Oprah for giving @mauicounty access to your private road."Oprah won praise from Hawaii's Governor David Ige who wrote: "A big mahalo to @Oprah for giving @mauicounty access to your private road."

Oprah Winfrey praised by Hawaii governor for aiding wildfire evacuation - INSIDER

Oprah Winfrey has been made to open up her private road in Hawaii for evacuations as fire sweeps across Maui Oprah Winfrey has been made to open up her private road in Hawaii for evacuations as fire sweeps across Maui

Oprah forced to open up private land as panicked residents flee devastating Hawaii fire - Mirror Online

THOUSANDS of people have been evacuated from their homes as a brush fire burned out of control on the Hawaiian island of Maui, with the blaze covering more than 3,000 acres.THOUSANDS of people have been evacuated from their homes as a brush fire burned out of control on the Hawaiian island of Maui, with the blaze covering more than 3,000 acres.

Hawaii evacuation: Thousands flee as brush fire rages in Maui | World | News | Express.co.uk

A massive wildfire is ripping through bush.A massive wildfire is ripping through bush.

Hundreds evacuating homes on Hawaii's Maui island due to massive wildfire | Newshub

A raging blaze led to evacuations of people and animals in parts of Maui as firefighters battled to keep it away from residential areas.A raging blaze led to evacuations of people and animals in parts of Maui as firefighters battled to keep it away from residential areas.

People and animals forced to evacuate as raging fire burns 3,000 acres on Hawaiian island of Maui

A raging blaze led to evacuations of people and animals in parts of Maui as firefighters battled to keep it away from residential areas, Hawaii officials said.A raging blaze led to evacuation of more than 600 people in parts of Maui as firefighters battled to keep it away from residential areas, Hawaii officials said.

Evacuations underway as raging fire burns 3,000 acres in Maui - KTVZ

A large brush fire in Central Maui, Hawaii, on Thursday, July 11, prompted evacuations in the areas of Kihei and Maalaea, according to local media . Shelters were opened for the evacuees. Footage on social media showed the sky darkened by dense smoke and aerial videos showed the scale of the blaze. Maui News reported that by Thursday evening the fire had consumed more than 1,000 acres and was being fuelled by high winds. Flights were being diverted from the Kahalui Airport, which was running on generator power. Credit: Jason Nerad via StoryfulA large brush fire in Central Maui, Hawaii, on Thursday, July 11, prompted evacuations in the areas of Kihei and Maalaea, according to local media . Shelters were opened for the evacuees. Footage on social media showed the sky darkened by dense smoke and aerial videos showed the scale of the blaze. Maui News reported that by Thursday evening the fire had consumed more than 1,000 acres and was being fuelled by high winds. Flights were being diverted from the Kahalui Airport, which was running on generator power. Credit: Jason Nerad via Storyful

Large Brush Fire in Maui Prompts Evacuations and Flight Diversions [Video]

The cause of the brush fire is still unknown.The cause of the brush fire is still unknown.

Hundreds of shelter animals evacuated after Maui brush fire ignites