Raging wildfires claim 26 lives, destroy more than 100 homes in Chile

Raging wildfires claim 26 lives, destroy more than 100 homes in Chile

At least 13 people were reported dead and more than 100 homes destroyed as of early Saturday morning (UTC), February 4, 2023 as a result of the more than 150 wildfires burning across Chile. Most of the wildfires are in Biobío and neighboring Ñuble.

Dozens of moai statues damaged in wildfires, some of them irreparable, Easter Island

Dozens of moai statues damaged in wildfires, some of them irreparable, Easter Island

Two wildfires broke out near the Rano Raraku volcanic crater in Easter Island, Chile last week, spreading to about 60 ha (150 acres) before they were brought under control. The flames entered the moai quarry where 386 iconic statues are located, causing irreparable damage to about 80 of them.