Mick Fleetwood, Jason Momoa share 'heartbroken' feelings over Maui wildfire

Mick Fleetwood says his famous Fleetwood's on Front Street restaurant "has been lost" in the wildfires that have ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Thirty-six people have been declared dead after the wildfire swept through the resort town of Lahaina.

Photos and video shared to social media showed the extent of the devastation on the western side of the island, which is visited by around two million tourists annually. 

"Maui and the Lahaina community have been my home for several decades," Fleetwood said on his social media.

"This is a devastating moment for Maui, and many are suffering unimaginable loss. 

"Fleetwood's on Front Street has been lost and while we are heartbroken, our main priority is the safety of our dear staff and team members. On behalf of myself and my family, I share my heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the people of Maui. 

"We are committed to supporting the community and those affected by this disaster in the days and months and years to come," he said.

Meanwhile Aquaman star Jason Momoa - who is of Hawaiian ancestry - has shared links to several aid sites, adding: "We are devastated and heartbroken for our friends and ohana on Maui who have been impacted by the recent wildfires."

CNN reported the fire was the second deadliest in the US in a century in terms of fatalities. California's Camp Fire killed 85 people in 2018.

US President Joe Biden on Thursday approved a disaster declaration for Hawaii, allowing affected individuals and business owners to apply for federal housing and economic recovery grants, the White House said in a statement.

The cause of the Maui wildfires had yet to be determined, but the National Weather Service said a mix of dry vegetation, strong winds, and low humidity fuelled the fast-moving conflagration.