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Chile Wildfires Mostly Under Control

Rain and cooler temperatures help stop spread of fires   SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet says the worst wildfires that Chile has suffered in its history are now mostly under control. Bachelet said Saturday that for the moment ...

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Chile Hopes to Recover from Wildfires

Thousands lost homes in worst wildfires in history   EVA VERGARA, Associated Press SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The flames consumed everything on Sonia Diaz’s land: the machinery, supplies, even the shed for her sheep. But the 70-year-old artisan weaver still ...

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Over 100 Wildfires Rage across Chile

Fires have destroyed nearly 890,000 acres   MAURICIO CUEVAS and ESTEBAN FELIX, Associated Press CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Flames from more than 100 raging wildfires in Chile continued spreading from the mountains to the Pacific coast, destroying forests, livestock and ...

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Death Toll Rises in Chile Wildfires

10 people dead as fire destroys Santa Olga   EVA VERGARA, Associated Press SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Flames from one of Chile’s worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November ...

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Helmet Cam: Wildfire Surrounds Firefighters in Chile

Panic as wind changes the fire’s movement   YouTube – This video captures the moment when firefighters get surrounded by flames after the wind changes. The blazes began over a week ago and spread quickly with the summer’s drought and ...

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747 SuperTanker Arrives in Chile

Global SuperTanker arrives in Santiago and prepares to fight wildfires SANTIAGO, Chile (Tele13) – Este miércoles alrededor de las 07:00, aterrizó en Santiago la aeronave Super Tanker que ayudará a combatir los incendios forestales que afectan a varias zonas del ...

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Fast-Spreading Wildfires Ravage Chile

“Chile is living the greatest forest disaster in our history,”   EVA VERGARA, Associated Press PUMANQUE, Chile (AP) — Lambs suffered broken legs trying to escape the blaze that tore across Tarcila Becerra’s land. Today there’s nothing on the blackened ...

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Forest Fires Destroy Over 100,000 Hectares in Chile

Government seeks international aid   SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Some of the worst wildfires in Chile’s history have destroyed more than 100,000 hectares of forest and forced the government to seek international aid. Agriculture Minister Carlos Furche said Spain, Peru ...

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