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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

World News: MULTIPLE LODDs - Firefighters die battling largest wildfires in Chile in decades


Three firefighters were killed and others injured

 Three firefighters were killed and another three were injured as emergency services continued to tackle numerous wildland wildfires that have been devastating central and southern Chile.

Around 130,000 hectares of forest and grassland have been burnt to the ground in some 46 wildfires raging between the regions of O'Higgins and Los Lagos.
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COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency http://ruptly.tv

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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