Publication Date February 4, 2017 | Fox News via Associated Press

Chile President says wildfires now mostly under control


President Michelle Bachelet says the worst wildfires that Chile has suffered in its history are now mostly under control.

Bachelet said Saturday that for the moment there are no new blazes reported "and the rest are mostly controlled."


Statistics from the forestry agency say that across the country flames have blackened (over 1 million acres) over a half million hectares during the current fire season that began on July 1.