A fire in a national park in Chile destroyed 5.7 thousand hectares of forest

Over 5.7 thousand hectares of forests destroyed by fire raging in the national park Torres del Paine (Torres del Paine) in the Chilean Patagonia, said on Friday channel Univision.

The fire started in the park Torres del Paine on Tuesday. The rapid spread of the fire has forced authorities to evacuate visitors and staff. In the year the park receives about 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

According to preliminary data from the park, which occupies more than 230 hectares, has evacuated 700 people.

"Now the situation is very complicated, we can say that it can take an extraordinary nature," — said in a national rescue Chile.

Now the fire fighting about 120 firefighters, with some of them came from neighboring Argentina. Friday to extinguish the fire will attract even more than a hundred firefighters.

Meanwhile, the weather forecast is unfavorable for fire fighting: forecasters predict a strong wind.

Dmitry Znamensky

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