Chile declared a state of catastrophe for an impressive fire that affected more than 400 homes in Viña del Mar.

Fire in Viña del Mar, Chile

The Undersecretary of the Interior of Chile, Manuel Monsalveinformó este viernes que el jefe de Estado, Gabriel Boricinstruyó decretar el estado de catástrofe por el masivo incendio en Viña del Mar122 kilometers to the northwest of the capital, which until now has been affected más de 400 viviendas.

“El decreto se está redactando y esto implica que se va a nombrar un jefe de la Defensa Nacional que va tener facultades para limitar derechos constitucionales, eventually de reunión y de transfero, pero que además tiene la facultad de poder recordar control, requisar todos los bienes que se requieran para poder concurrir a enfrentar la emergency”, explained the authority from the region of Valparaíso.

Fire in Viña del Mar, Chile

“Hubo una respuesta muy rápida al inicio de este incendio, pero pesar de ello, producto del logar donde desarrolla este incendio, de las condições climáticas, del viento y de la presenza de la material combustible, se extiende con mucha agressividad y rapide“, aggregated.

The Chilean government declared the state of catastrophe (Chile Bombers)
The Chilean government declared the state of catastrophe (Chile Bombers)
More than 400 houses were damaged (Bomberos de Chile)
More than 400 houses were damaged (Bomberos de Chile)

“Tenemos una información de que se ha encontrato un calcined body; queremos tener la confirmación total y absoluta (…) y hay información que tenemos que confirmar de un second body“, added Monsalve.

The body of bombers in the center of the country moved to help contain the fire (EFE)
The body of bombers in the center of the country moved to help contain the fire (EFE)
The fire very close to a building in Viña del Mar (JAVIER TORRES / AFP)
The fire very close to a building in Viña del Mar (JAVIER TORRES / AFP)

“No los dejaremos solos (…) nuestra priority está en la seguridad de las personas y seguiremos desplegando todos los recursos necesarios”, publicó in his redes sociales the mandate, Gabriel Boric.

Hasta el momento, la Oficina Nacional de Emergencias (Onemi) del Ministerio del Interior ordenó evacuar áreas de riesgo en cerros de Viña del Marciudad que alberga algunos de los campamentos de vivienda informales más grandes del país en la zona afectada.

According to the estimates of the National Forestry Corporation (Conaf), At least 110 hectares have been consumed by llamas.

Los bomberos trabajaron durante toda la madarka
Los bomberos trabajaron durante toda la madarka
Dos bomberos en plena labor de combat del fuego (JAVIER TORRES / AFP)
Dos bomberos en plena labor de combat del fuego (JAVIER TORRES / AFP)
Una de las casas afectadas por el incendio
Una de las casas afectadas por el incendio
The fire also affected camps of irregular dwellings, made of light and very flammable material (JAVIER TORRES / AFP)
The fire also affected camps of irregular dwellings, made of light and very flammable material (JAVIER TORRES / AFP)

Los bomberos informaron que ya son 800 los hombres y mujeres emplazados en la contención del incendio, difficult labor during the night due to the climatic and geographical conditions. The 100 unidades desplegadas will continue working during the next hours.

Monsalve indicated that they had found two calcined bodies, which were still being investigated (JAVIER TORRES / AFP)
Monsalve indicated that they had found two calcined bodies, which were still being investigated (JAVIER TORRES / AFP)

The director of the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), Luis Correade la región de Valparaíso, informó que controlar el fuego llevará tiempoincluso un par de días.

A man pours water on the remains of a burnt house during a forest fire in Viña del Mar (REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido)
A man pours water on the remains of a burnt house during a forest fire in Viña del Mar (REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido)
The authorities ordered to evacuate several sectors of the city
The authorities ordered to evacuate several sectors of the city
The bombers reported that 800 men and women were involved in the containment of the fire (REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido)
The bombers reported that 800 men and women were involved in the containment of the fire (REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido)

Presuntamente todo camenz en un asentamiento irregular.

Personnel working to contain the fire (EFE/Adriana Thomas)
Personnel working to contain the fire (EFE/Adriana Thomas)
The director of the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), Luis Correa, from the region of Valparaíso, informed that controlling the fire will take time, including a couple of days (JAVIER TORRES/AFP)
The director of the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), Luis Correa, from the region of Valparaíso, informed that controlling the fire will take time, including a couple of days (JAVIER TORRES/AFP)

De ahí se fue propagando rapidando a otros sectors de la ciudad turística, que en estas fechas recibe a vacacionistas proventientes de la capital Santiago y otras partes del país.

(With information from EFE and AP)

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