Chile News

Chile Wildfire Consumes 500 Homes

A large forest fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least four people and destroyed 500 homes, officials said Sunday. Thousands of people have been evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison. …

Chile Battles Huge Forest Fires

Residents of Chile’s capital are suffering from the worst levels of air pollution in 15 years because of fast-spreading forest fires near Santiago. Agriculture Minister Minister Luis Mayol says there are 47 forest fires still raging in the country. He …

Chile President Tours Hard-Hit Quake Zones

Chile’s president is touring areas badly damaged by a massive 2010 earthquake. The 8.8 magnitude quake and the tsunami it unleashed killed 551 people and destroyed 220,000 homes. Many of the victims came from Constitucion. The tsunami destroyed 80 percent …

Chile Arrests Welder for Massive Wildfire

Chilean police have arrested a man they say is responsible for the worst forest fire in decades in the hills above the port of Valparaiso. Police say the 27-year-old mason confessed early Saturday to accidentally igniting the blaze with a …

Chilean Town Shaken by Reminders of Deadly Quake

One jolt hit in the middle of the night. Another caught fishermen at a nearby beach. Then the ground shook at supper. And then again, and again: More than 170 tremors were felt in Navidad in just five weeks. The …