Forest fires in Chile: the fire does not let up
He added that “There are 10 detainees for possible responsibility in the generation of fires” and held that “The intentional generation of fires will be criminally prosecuted by the Government of Chile.”
The official indicated that today “There are no extreme temperatures. We maintain high temperatures in the regions that go from Valparaíso to the Araucanía region, but they are not extreme”.
However, he warned that during the week “the metropolitan regions and Ñuble will suffer extreme temperatures and the scenario will be complex.”
At the same time, Monsalve said that “in the Region of Ñuble and in the Region of Biobío The activity of those fires during the course of the night was less than expected, which, from the point of view of the context of the emergency we are experiencing, is a slightly better scenario than what we had experienced in the previous days.”
In this sense, the undersecretary indicated that “on Friday there were 76 new fires during the day, then 16 on Saturday, and that” at the time we have, we have 8 new fires during the day, which we hope will not continue to grow.
And I add “There are currently 260 fires in Chile, of which 51 are in combat, and of those 28 are considered relevant fires”.
In turn, the official “The Investigative Police has 89 troops deployed in the areas affected by the emergency and Carabineros de Chile has 908”.
Regarding the firefighters, he stated that “There are about 895 volunteers deployed, more than 70 car bombs”.
Asked about the reports of the disappearance of two people, Monsalve explained that they were found and that currently “there are no missing persons.”
Regarding the health infrastructure, the Undersecretary of the Interior pointed out that “there are two hospitals evacuated, but they are attending emergencies that are Lautaro and Puren. We have affected posts, which are three that are being evaluated and we have a hospital infrastructure considered destroyed, which is a rural post.”
Due to the development of these fires The President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, reported that he had sent a plane to Chile with a contingent of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) to collaborate in the extinction and control of the fires that are plaguing Chileafter the request for help to several governments, including the Spanish one, published the DPA news agency.
Sanchez stressed that Spain “knows well the drama of forest fires” and sent his support to the Chilean people.