Van Halen and The Circle bassist Michael Anthony and his wife Sue were vacationing on Maui when the wildfires kicked up.

They were able to get out Wednesday and return to California. He writes on social media, "So sad, and in disbelief about what is happening on Maui right now, especially in old town Lahaina! My wife Sue and I [had] been in Kaanapali the last 10 days, and we witnessed a lot of what has happened..."

And in another post he writes, "We were just at Mick Fleetwood's restaurant on Front Street having a relaxing dinner on Saturday!! Our hearts go out all our Ohana (family) on the island…"

Anthony also posted video driving Front Street in old town Lahaina, three hours before the fires started to destroy everything…"

Sammy Hagar, who lived on Maui for over 20 years, says, "There are no words to describe the heartbreak that my family and I are feeling for the people of Maui. We remain forever attached to the community.

"My deepest gratitude to our staff at Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill, who left their own loved ones and homes, and are going above and beyond to take care of all of the people stranded at Kahului airport.

"Since day one, our Beach Bar & Grill has given back to the island that has graciously made us part of their community. We will continue to show our love and support for our island family and we are actively working to be a part of the island’s relief efforts."

Asked about how we can help, he says, "A lot of people are asking where to donate. I really don't like to recommend or direct anyone to my personal favorite charities. Please research carefully and make sure the charities you donate to have a high percentage rate that goes directly to the cause. At this early stage in this devastating situation. I like Maui Food Bank, and some local church shelters I feel are a safe bet and are much needed for the local people on Maui. Love and appreciate everyone's concern."

And, as we first reported Wednesday, Mick Fleetwood did lose his restaurant, Fleetwood's on Front Street, and retail shop, Mick's House of Fleetwood, in the blaze.

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