Santiago: The terrible fire in the forests of Chile is spreading, so far 13 people have died due to the fire, while 35 thousand acres of land have been destroyed.
According to foreign media reports, a series of forest fires continue to devastate Chile. Chilean authorities said on Friday that the flames have engulfed an area of 14,000 hectares (35,000 acres), and hundreds of houses have been destroyed. have done
More scenes from Chile’s wildfire bust this week. Here in Tomè crews are doing structure protection after the fire jumped the road. I’ve been told by folks that are in the know that there is only one Aerotek platform available for the entire country. #wildfire #Chile pic.twitter.com/VTm2PLWNAM
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Eleven people, including a firefighter, were killed in Santa Juana, a town in Biobio, about 310 miles south of the capital Santiago, local officials said, while an emergency aid helicopter crashed in the southern region of La Aracaña, killing the pilot and A mechanic was killed.
Chile, massive forest fire engulfing towns. No need to worry, it’s not in the news, just keep shopping. pic.twitter.com/i90cngYQZF
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According to a statement by Chile’s interior minister, the fire is burning in 39 locations, and is growing in intensity, with flames so high that the sky has turned red.
More than 170 forest fires are moving through the central part of southern #Chile, destroying more than 8,000 hectares. The fires are also affecting the regions of Maule and La Araucania. pic.twitter.com/MIMQi3VxVl
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Hundreds of firefighters are trying to control the blaze, which is being supported by 63 aircraft, which officials say has been fueled by dry and hot winds from Argentina.
Absolute chaos in Chile today. 7 people have been reported killed so far during this week’s fires. I am getting reports from helicopter pilots down there working, seeing whole villages run over while they try to operate. Unreal accounts coming out of the country #Chile #wildfire pic.twitter.com/IMxjoh0iLo
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