Forest fires in the summer went along with the southern hemisphere — they are now the rage in Chile

In the mountains of Chile reserves raging forest fires. The fire destroyed more than 50 thousand hectares, mainly precious woods. The flames did not spare and small villages. Burned down about 250 houses. Six firefighters were killed and two remain missing.

According to the country's president, Sebastian Pinera, the cause of disaster was arson. The Prosecutor's Office has already offered to Chile to judge criminals as terrorists.

Can not deal with forest fires and New Zealand rescuers. Flame covered mostly tall trees, and the fire spread this 20-meter wall of fire.

Evacuated several localities of the most dangerous areas of people being taken away by helicopter. According to the police, the fire started because of a gas tank explosion in one of the hostels.


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