Small part, forest fires, Chile is extinguished

Small part, forest fires, Chile is extinguished

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In the fight against the worst natural fires in the history of Chile are eleven of the 124 burn is extinguished.

That was the forestry (Conaf)Sunday night local time to report. 55 other fires are under control.

By the fires are, according to the authorities, so far, eleven people have died and is an area of 3650 square kilometres in the ashes.

Conaf-director Aarón Cavieres said that it is still too early to cheer. It depends on the weather conditions how it goes. “But the worst thing we have behind us”. The burn, according to president Michelle Bachelet in a number of cases founded, to rage in a region south of the capital Santiago.

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About 4000 Chilean firefighters have been deployed. They have help from France, Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina.

Came from the United States a ‘flying two people’. This Boeing 747-400 at one time 72 tons of water to be effective. Russia sent a Iljoesjin blusvliegtuig.

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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