Wildfires

Chile Wildfire Emergency ‘Mostly Under Control’

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 there are no new blazes reported “and the rest are mostly controlled.”

The arrival of rains and dropping of temperatures in recent hours have helped stop the fires from spreading.

Statistics from the forestry agency say that across the country flames have blackened over 1 million acres during the current fire season that began on July 1.

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