Chile foresees ‘difficult’ wildfire season ahead, fears more arson

FILE PHOTO: A DC-10 Air Tanker firefighting plane drops water to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes near Concepcion, Chile February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra/File Photo

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile faces a “very difficult” season of wildfires because of high temperatures, a persistent drought and an increase in arson, Agriculture Minister Antonio Walker said on Tuesday, adding to the woes of a country damaged by violent socio-economic protests in the past month. Firefighters have found fuel cans near some fires that […]

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