February 18, 2024
Forest Fires in Chile Claim 46 Lives, President Promises Resources
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Forest Fires in Chile Claim 46 Lives, President Promises Resources

Forest Fires in Chile Claim 46 Lives, President Promises Resources

Forest Fires in Chile Claim 46 Lives, President Promises Resources

Chile’s President Gabriel Boric has confirmed that 46 people have lost their lives in the ongoing forest fires, with the number of victims expected to rise. The fires, affecting more than 43,000 hectares, have prompted evacuations in various regions of central Chile. Interior Minister Carolina Toha revealed that there are 92 active fires, impacting over 1,100 homes. While this year’s fires haven’t spread as widely as those in 2023, Toha noted their rapid multiplication and the increasing threat to urban areas. President Boric declared a state of emergency, promising government resources and assistance for affected residents.


Forest Fires Ravage Chile, Claiming Lives and Homes

Forest fires in Chile have claimed the lives of 46 people, according to President Gabriel Boric. The fires, impacting more than 43,000 hectares with 92 active blazes, have already affected over 1,100 homes. While this year’s fires haven’t reached the extent of 2023, they are rapidly multiplying and moving closer to urban areas. President Boric declared a state of emergency, acknowledging the loss of lives and homes. Evacuations are underway, and the government is mobilizing resources to combat the blazes and assist affected residents during this challenging time.


Chile’s Forest Fires Claim 46 Lives, Prompt Evacuations

Chilean President Gabriel Boric has reported that 46 people have lost their lives in the ongoing forest fires, with concerns that the number may rise. The fires, affecting over 43,000 hectares, have led to evacuations in central Chile. Interior Minister Carolina Toha revealed 92 active fires, impacting more than 1,100 homes. While this year’s fires haven’t spread as widely as in 2023, their rapid multiplication and proximity to urban areas pose significant risks. President Boric declared a state of emergency, assuring the deployment of resources and assistance for affected communities.

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