Chile has natural fires are under control

Chile has natural fires are under control

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Chile has the huge natural fires over the last two weeks were raging, under control. President Michelle Bachelet reported that on Saturday, no new flashpoints and more.

The state of emergency is lifted. By the burn in the middle of the country, eleven people to the life and 1.610 houses in ashes. The damage is estimated at more than 300 million euro.

The country is consumed by natural fires ravaged. Since July of last year is therefore more than 5860 square kilometers of dry forest and grasslands are burned to the ground.

Only since the beginning of this year was 3700 square kilometres in flames.

Chile is struggling with the worst wildfires in fifty years

Fires Chile

Several people, including police officers and firefighters, to the life in forest fires in the South American Chile.

That makes the Chilean minister of the Interior on Thursday announced. It comes to the worst forest fires in decades.

To fight the fire, the authorities have a Boeing 747-blusvliegtuig borrowed from the United States. The unit can be 22 times more blusstoffen transport than conventional fire-fighting planes. In the affected area, in the middle of Chile, is the state of emergency was declared.

More than four thousand people have been evacuated.

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