Feb 4, 2017

Chile President says wildfires now mostly under control

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
Fox News via Associated Press

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.