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Deadly Chile fires under control

 In this photo released by Intendencia de la Araucania, firefighters who lost seven colleagues while battling wildfires, rest near Carahue in southern...
 This photo released by Intendencia de la Araucania shows the mountains where seven firefighters died battling wildfires near Carahue in southern Chil...
 Israeli tourist Roter Singer, right, walks in Punta Arenas, Chile, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.  The 23-year-old is charged on suspicion of starting the Tor...

Chile Forest Fires

In this photo released by Intendencia de la Araucania, firefighters who lost seven colleagues while battling wildfires, rest near Carahue in southern...

Chile Forest Fires

This photo released by Intendencia de la Araucania shows the mountains where seven firefighters died battling wildfires near Carahue in southern Chil...

Chile Forest Fires

Israeli tourist Roter Singer, right, walks in Punta Arenas, Chile, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. The 23-year-old is charged on suspicion of starting the Tor...

Chilean authorities say they've controlled a forest fire that killed seven firefighters and have tamed another blaze that's consumed 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of the Torres del Paine national park.
Emergency official Freddy Rivas said Saturday that the blazes were still active. The deadly fire near the town of Carahue has engulfed nearly 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares).
Chilean authorities said Friday that the Mapuche indigenous tribe had intentionally set blazes in the Biobio and Araucania regions. A Mapuche spokeswoman tweeted in response to an Associated Press inquiry Friday that her people lamented the deaths, but she didn't address government accusations.
Authorities say an Israeli tourist is under investigation for accidentally starting the Torres del Paine fire.


Updated : 2021-03-05 15:17 GMT+08:00