Government reports 90 forest fires in combat and detainees reach 28

The Undersecretary of the Interior, Manuel Monsalveand the national director(s) of the National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (Senapred), Mauricio Tapia, they made a new balance this Thursday for the forest fires that affect the center-south of the country. The authorities reported 90 casualties in combat and that those detained for their eventual responsibility in the fires reached 28.

Tapia pointed out that, as of Thursday afternoon, there are 323 forest fires in the country. Of them, 90 are in combat and 186 controlled.

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For his part, Monsalve pointed out that the number arrested for his eventual responsibility at the beginning of the forest accidents is 28, three more than yesterday. “Most of them are detained for negligent action that finally determined the start of a fire and only some are detained for indications of intentional generation of fires,” said the undersecretary.

From Senapred they detailed that the number of deaths from forest fires remains at 24. Meanwhile, there are 5,577 victims and 748 sheltered. The houses destroyed since the beginning of the emergency reach 1,205.

There are red alerts in the regions of Ñuble, Biobío and La Araucanía; in the communes of Longaví, Cauquenes, Pencahue, Sagrada Familia and Curepto, in the Maule Region; Corral, Valdivia and Mariquina, in the Los Ríos Region, and Palena in the Los Lagos Region.

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