This morning, Konaf made two fires in Manquehue 3, registered in the Vitacura commune, in the metropolitan area, Agua del Palo sector, which affected an area of 6 hectares.
In the fire, according to informed Hugo Castillo, the head of the Department of Forest Fire Control, which is contained, that is, does not move around its perimeter, there were three brigades, three aircraft and three helicopters (ferry and transport), in addition to the body of six firefighters.
The work of the teams was difficult, given the steep terrain, slopes up to 90 °.
In social networks were recorded images of how they spread the flame, which was observed from the houses.
UPDATE IF Manquehue 3 (Vitacura, Metropolitana) 6 hectares previously.
Reactivation in sectors 1 and 2 with medium intensity in the flow areas, the remaining sectors remain restrained. The threat of vegetation.
Resources 2 crews, 3 helicopters, 2 tankers pic.twitter.com/WT3wV6YphI
– CONAF (@conaf_minagri) December 30, 2018
Fire in Manquehue pic.twitter.com/0WyG1lpaUG
– Margarita Castro (@ Margari35412520) December 30, 2018
Fiery counting hills pic.twitter.com/ieaGoaHJsi
– Chancho Pan (@ChanchoPan) December 30, 2018
The current situation of the Forest Fire in Cerro Manquehue, a strong flame at this time (Video @ jk_lobos29)
Fire personnel and @conaf_minagri in fire fighting @biobio @ canal13 @ 24HorasTVN @reddeemergencia
IN DEVELOPING#TodosSomosRNE pic.twitter.com/g8rtpghJVF
– RNE SANTIAGO (@RNESANTIAGO) December 30, 2018
Similarly, in the metropolitan region in the commune of Kilikura, Cerro Renca 5 forest fire was registered early in the morning, affecting an area of 3.5 hectares (preliminary indicator) of grasslands and eucalyptus plantations, which were stopped after the work of Konafsky brigade and firefighters. It should be noted that this incident was deliberate, according to first reports, would have been registered after the participation of a person under the influence of alcohol.
Similarly, in the early morning hours in the area of Valparaiso there was a forest fire Los Peumos Fundos, affecting an area of 0.8 hectares. The incident threatened the national reserve on Lake Penuelas (200 meters), which led to an intensification of the general red alert, after hard work, the fire was under control.
Taking into account the high temperature conditions that a country represents, CONAF again appeals to the public to take precautionary measures mainly when visiting natural areas.