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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 05:29 AM
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Chile police investigate 'intentional' forest fires
Source: BBC

Some of the wildfires affecting Chile may have been started intentionally, the government has said.

Police in the Bio Bio region are investigating how blazes started almost simultaneously in at least eight different locations.

Multiple fires have burned some 400 sq km (98,842 acres) of grassland and forest in central and southern Chile. <snip>

Worst hit has been the Bio Bio region, about 500km (300 miles) south of the capital, Santiago, where 225 sq km of forest have been ravaged and more than 160 homes destroyed.

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