Chile is Burning! Thousands of Hectares of Forest Was Ash
Due to the heat wave that was effective in Chile, a South American country, forest fires broke out at 18 different points.
The heat wave, which was effective in Chile, a South American country, accelerated forest fires. In the statement made by the National Forestry Department, it was stated that firefighters responded to the fires that continued at 18 points in the central regions of the country.
About 40 houses were evacuated in the settlements in the Valparaiso region, while 12 houses became unusable.
The fire that broke out yesterday in the Curacavi town of Melipilla, a part of the Santiago metropolitan region, burned more than 1,700 hectares of land, while the smoke rising from the fire covered the sky in the capital, Santiago.
A "public health alert" has been issued in the capital, which has a population of about 6 million.
Temperature Level Reaches Record Level in Chile
The highest temperature this year was recorded in the capital, Santiago, with 36.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, according to the Chilean Meteorological Service. It was also the third-highest temperature the city had seen in 111 years.