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Wildfires in Valparaiso, Chile-12 deaths, 2000 homes burned

#1 Postby Macrocane » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:41 am

A wildfire started yesterday in the mountainous terrain of Valparaiso, Chile. The wildfires extended rapidly and burned at least 500 homes, 11 people have been killed and 5000 people have been evacuated.

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A translation of the latest report:

Since yesterday, the authorities have disposed of all resources for the work of control of the incident taking place yesterday in the port city. Police have confirmed the deaths of eight people.

12 aircraft are fighting the fire.

Since this morning, nine helicopters and three aircraft already deployed in fire fighting work since yesterday affecting hills of Valparaiso. In the next few hours the arrival of six more aircraft are expected.

From 7:30 in the morning in ONEMI are gathered representatives of agencies involved in coordination to address the emergency, headed by Deputy Interior Minister Mahmud Aleuy, the Assistant Secretary of the Armed Forces, Gabriel Gaspar, director the National Emergency Office, Ricardo Toro and the Executive Director of CONAF, Aaron Cavieres.

In total it is estimated that more than 3,500 CONAF, Fire, PDI, Police, Army, Navy, and Samu ONEMI working to combat and control the emergency. In addition, features air resource and water trucks municipalities of Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Villa Alemana and Esval.

According to the police report, 11 people are reported dead.

Currently, 800 acres consumed by this incident and reported 500 homes affected. The active site corresponds to the grid sectors 1 and 2.

ONEMI dispatched from the central level trucks with mattresses, blankets, water, masks, tents and food rations. Ongoing support to shipments of aid to the affected area is maintained.

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Re: Wildires in Valparaiso, Chile-11 deaths, 500 homes burned

#2 Postby Macrocane » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:43 am

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Re: Wildfires in Valparaiso, Chile-12 deaths, 2000 homes burned

#3 Postby Macrocane » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:31 am

The wildfires have not been controlled yet, this is what the latest report says:

The forest fire affects the way up to the Gunpowder Weir Molle in the commune of Valparaíso, according to information from CONAF consumes the date 850 hectares of grassland, scrub and eucalyptus.

From 7:30 in the morning in ONEMI were gathered representatives of agencies involved in coordination to address the emergency, headed by Deputy Interior Minister Mahmud Aleuy, the Assistant Secretary of the Armed Forces, Gabriel Gaspar, director the National Emergency Office, Ricardo Toro and the Executive Director of CONAF, Aaron Cavieres.

In total it is estimated that more than 5,000 troops CONAF, Fire, PDI, Police, Army, Navy, and Samu ONEMI working to combat and control the emergency. In addition, features air resource and water trucks municipalities of Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Villa Alemana and Esval.

According to information provided by CONAF, when the forest fire affects the way up to the Gunpowder Weir Molle in the commune of Valparaíso has consumed 850 acres of grassland, scrub and eucalyptus and 2,000 homes affected.

ONEMI dispatched from the central level trucks with mattresses, blankets, water, masks, tents and food rations. Besides chemical toilets and emergency housing are managed. Ongoing support to shipments of aid to the affected area is maintained.

Information provided by the Ministero del Interior, 12 deaths were reported. On the other hand, when 8000 homeless and 8 shelters set recorded.

In hours this afternoon Seremi Education Valparaiso, reported that on April 14 the classes will be suspended in the Municipality of Valparaíso, for students from kindergarten through fourth medium, not for college campuses that are in the region.

Regarding connectivity, effective field reported on Route 68 have proceeded to close access to Valparaiso, so that vehicles are being diverted for access Holy Water; also given favorable conditions shall open access to Laguna Verde and the passage of trucks on the road The Gunpowder access to the south.

According to information provided by the Meteorological Service of Chile (DMC) for Monday April 14 in the commune of Valparaíso, sky is expected to vary with partial cloudiness cloudy and mist with light south wind in the morning, as expected Regular southwest wind in the afternoon. Temperatures for Monday will be 14 ° C minimum and 23 ° C maximum. However, tomorrow is expected in the valleys and foothills of the Valparaíso region, temperatures range between 30 ° and 36 °.

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