Vụ cháy rừng mới đe dọa bờ biển Thái Bình Dương của Chile

một số cộng đồng ở vùng Valparaíso được sơ tán. Hỏa hoạn dọc bờ biển giết chết hơn 100 người

The authorities were battling another round of dangerous wildfires (cháy rừng nguy hiểm) along Chile’s Pacific Coast early Thursday morning, several weeks after blazes there killed more than 100 people.

The national disaster agency said on Wednesday night that several communities in the Valparaíso region were being evacuated. That part of the coast (bờ biển) is dotted with towns that rise steeply from the ocean.

Fire crews were fighting three fast-moving blazes (ngọn lửa di chuyển nhanh) overnight that were contained but still burning, Carolina Tohá Morales, Chile’s interior minister, told reporters. She said one challenge was that the crew could not send planes to drop water (cử máy bay thả nước) at night.

Devastating wildfires swept through the region last month after erupting in Viña del Mar, a coastal resort city about 80 miles by road northwest of Santiago, the capital. They ravaged entire neighborhoods, trapped people fleeing in cars and destroyed (hủy hoại) thousands of homes.

President Gabriel Boric called those fires Chile’s worst disaster (thảm họa tệ nhất) since a cataclysmic 2010 earthquake killed more than 400 people and displaced about 1.5 million more.

source: nytimes,

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