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Chile wildfires beginning to ease, 24 dead

Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST
  • The latest count shows 312 blazes still active, 98 of which are being fought.
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Chile wildfires have left 24 people dead and more than 2,000 injured, while destroying more than 4,40,000 hectares (1.1 million acres) of forest in the regions of Biobio, La Araucania, Nuble and Maule, an area equal to that of Puerto Rico. Authorities recently informed that the fire is beginning to ease in the region. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

Chile wildfires have left 24 people dead and more than 2,000 injured, while destroying more than 4,40,000 hectares (1.1 million acres) of forest in the regions of Biobio, La Araucania, Nuble and Maule, an area equal to that of Puerto Rico. Authorities recently informed that the fire is beginning to ease in the region. (AP)

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Since February 3, Chile wildfires have claimed at least 24 lives and left 2,674 people injured in the regions of Maule, Nuble, Biobio and La Araucania. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

Since February 3, Chile wildfires have claimed at least 24 lives and left 2,674 people injured in the regions of Maule, Nuble, Biobio and La Araucania. (AFP)

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The latest count shows 312 blazes still active, 98 of which are being fought.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

The latest count shows 312 blazes still active, 98 of which are being fought.(AFP)

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A firefighter aircraft drops water on a wildfire in Ninhue area, Chile.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

A firefighter aircraft drops water on a wildfire in Ninhue area, Chile.(REUTERS)

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Forest fires have raged for more than a week in south-central Chile. A midnight curfew was declared in the hard-hit regions of Biobio, Nuble and La Araucania, said Biobio military chief Jorge Keitel on February 10.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

Forest fires have raged for more than a week in south-central Chile. A midnight curfew was declared in the hard-hit regions of Biobio, Nuble and La Araucania, said Biobio military chief Jorge Keitel on February 10.(AFP)

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More than 1,100 homes have been destroyed, leaving more than 5,500 people homeless, according to official reports. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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More than 1,100 homes have been destroyed, leaving more than 5,500 people homeless, according to official reports. (AFP)

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The Chilean Meteorological Directorate announced on February 9 that the temperature in the central zone could drop to between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius (81 to 84 Fahrenheit). (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

The Chilean Meteorological Directorate announced on February 9 that the temperature in the central zone could drop to between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius (81 to 84 Fahrenheit). (AFP)

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On Tuesday, 80 new brigade members will arrive from France, joining others from 11 countries, including Argentina, Spain, Mexico and the United States. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

On Tuesday, 80 new brigade members will arrive from France, joining others from 11 countries, including Argentina, Spain, Mexico and the United States. (REUTERS)

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Chile is in the grips of a 13-year drought.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

Chile is in the grips of a 13-year drought.(REUTERS)

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A 10 Tanker DC-10 fire plane throws water over a forest fire in Quirihue, Nuble Region, in Chile.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

A 10 Tanker DC-10 fire plane throws water over a forest fire in Quirihue, Nuble Region, in Chile.(AFP)

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Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in Ninhue, Chile.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2023 09:14 PM IST

Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in Ninhue, Chile.(REUTERS)

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