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VIDEO: Forest fires in Viña del Mar have ended 19 deaths and more than a thousand homes have been destroyed

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A total of 19 people have failed as of now the fires that since February 2nd they have spread across the Chilean region of Valparaíso in the towns of Viña del Mar, Limache, Quilpué and Villa AlemanaWhere massive evacuations took place, prior to the advance of the calls, the local authorities were informed.

The president, Gabriel Boric, decreed the state of exception of catastrophe for the area, which allows to move recursos with greater rapidity to face the tragedy. The death figures were provisional and could increase during the day. The Minister of the Interior, Carolina Tohá, informed that there were cases of 8000 hectares affected in total in the area.

The images on Saturday in the morning, across the path of the fire, show mountainous descombros en more than 1,100 lives affected, following a preliminary balance of the authorities in the drug, as well as rows of completely calcined cars, escombros, enjambres de alambres.

Where did Chile’s fires originate?

At the end of the day they wanted to reactivate some fires in the area and the authorities sent messages to request the immediate evacuation of the different areas in Viña del Mar.

The two main fires, in the municipality of Viña and Quilpué, “They have areas with a large presence of urban areas, of living, of people and with affections that we cannot even size up”, added the representative Boric.

The fire started in Lake Peñuelas, in Valparaíso, and the fact that four simultaneous fires are produced makes us think about the authorities who could have been provoked, something that will be investigated, reported the minister. Following the preliminary data, They have dared more than 7,500 hectares.

The images on Saturday morning, across the path of fire, show mountains of fire in more than 1,100 affected lives
Photo: AP

Evacuations, disappearances and failures in transport

Boric signaled that “we keep all our forces depleted” – from the government, the bombers, the police and civil society – to fight against the forest fires in the center and south of the country, and I say that the dark was “very difficult due to the temperatures and the winds”.

The Valparaíso metro was not working, and various points were affected. Two small bus terminals were set on fire, both the installations and the buses inside them, so that 4 medical centers and 3 old men were also affected by the llamas and hubieron to be evacuated throughout the region.

There are reports of 31,000 hectares affected throughout the country
Photo: AP

Chile has vividly seen in the last few days a wave of warmth that has broken the records for this time of year. According to Minister Tohá, 43,000 hectares have been extinguished in Chile to date, according to preliminary figures of the fire time to date. In total, 31,000 hectares of affected areas have been reported throughout the country.

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