8500 Hectares devastated
For more than 4 days and around 16.000 acres are been affected by the huge fire , provoked by a tourist at the National Park Torres del Paine , in the Chilean Patagonia.
The wind speed is not helping at all; wind gusts of 60 miles per hour (120 km/hr) are pushing the fire even outside of the limits of the park.
More than 600 tourists were evacuated already and President Sebastian Piñera declared catastrophe area, which means all the Chilean Emergency entities are focus on the fire 100%
Yesterday Chilean Police evacuate the park and decided to close it until fire is under control, unfortunately, that is not happening soon, due to the weather conditions and the difficult access for fire fighters through air or land
All Chileans we are expecting for rain and the decrease in the wind speed, but rumors said that the park will be close at least for entire month of January.
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