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Dante's Inferno! 'We have never seen anything on this scale!' Chile's biggest ever wild fire turns deadly as town is completelely destroyed
It’s been described as Dante's Inferno;
'We have never seen anything on this scale'
One town, Santa Olga, has been completely
destroyed by the blaze.
Even by the recent unprecedented wild fires
in the US and Canada last summer an area of wild fires in Chile's central
region is taking on anything in comparison.
It’s been described as Dante's Inferno; more
than 90 wildfires have broken out in the past few weeks and have spread rapidly
across vegetation that has been dried by unseasonably high temperatures. Many
regions have suffered heatwaves. Santiago registered a record 37C on Wednesday.
An entire town has been consumed by flames
in Chile as unusually hot, dry weather undermined efforts to combat the worst
forest fires in the country’s recent history.
One body was later recovered from the
ruins. Two people are missing, but most of the residents were evacuated
unharmed. Few will have a home to return to.
At least four firefighters have been killed
in the battle to control the blazes. Including police and civilians, the
overall death toll is now seven, according to local media.
The economic impact is still to be
calculated. According to the National Forestry Corporation, 238,000 hectares of
forests in central and southern Chile have been burned, forcing the evacuation
of at least 4,000 people and damaging farms, cattle ranches and vineyards.
More than 1,000 buildings, including
schools, nurseries, shops and a post office were destroyed in Santa Olga, the
biggest of several communities to be reduced to ashes in the Maule region.
More international help has been arriving
in Chile to help the country fight the worst wildfire in the country's modern
Russia has sent a super-tanker aircraft
capable of carrying tons of water to douse the fires.
The series of fast-spreading fires mostly
in Chile's central region, are being fanned by strong winds, high temperatures
and a prolonged drought.