Tag Archives: Chile

Helicopters Douse Chile Wildfire

Wildfire has destroyed over 200 homes     SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters dropped thousands of gallons of water on the outskirts of the Chilean port city of Valparaiso on Wednesday to extinguish a fire that destroyed more than 200 ...

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Wildfire Damages Homes in Chile

Over 100 homes affected by the wildfire     MEXICO CITY (AP) — The federal government in Chile declared an alert Tuesday over a wildfire that had damaged dozens of homes on the outskirts of the port city of Valparaiso. ...

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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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