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Wildfires sweeping across Chile have destroyed more than 40,000 hectares (98,842 acres) of forestry land belonging to companies, most of it growing pine and eucalyptus for the wood, pulp and paper industry, an industry association said on Thursday.
The fast-spreading flames have laid waste to forests and vineyards, Phil reported.
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has declared a state of emergency and called for worldwide help to stymie the wildfires.
With forecasts of more strong winds and hot temperatures, the country's Interior Minister Mahmud Aleuy said more fires are expected. "Nobody can imagine what happened in Santa Olga".
Earlier in the day, a firefighter died after getting stuck while trying to help a family escape from their home near the city of Constitucion, a source in the fire service said.
The Chilean government has appealed for global help. The US responded by sending a Boeing 747-400 Water Bomber, an airborne firefighting aircraft that can carry nearly 20,000 gallons of water or fire retardant.
Worldwide assistance has been requested to aid the extensive efforts to extinguish the fires, with help so far having come from numerous countries including France, Peru, Mexico and the U.S.
In Santa Olga, a town of 5,000 in Maule, 1,000 homes were destroyed, Mayor Carlos Valenzuela told local media.
But the decision by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques to honour him at the Cesars infuriated women's groups. He spends his time between France, Poland, his ancestral homeland, and Switzerland, which have refused to extradite him.
A study released in September 2015 by the American Medical Association found OH could be heavily affected by the deal. However, the court ruled their "proffered efficiencies do not offset the anticompetitive effects of the merger".
The Boston Red Sox acquired him in December of that year but traded him to the Cleveland Indians before the 2006 season. Marte signed with the Braves in 2000 at 16 and quickly became one of the top prospects in baseball.
CoCo Vandeweghe has taken the first set in her Australian Open semifinal against Venus Williams, winning 7-6 (3) in a tiebreaker. There was going to be a Williams raising the trophy at the end of this match as both made it to the finals of the U.S.
Meanwhile, the milestone only further solidifies the three-time Academy Award winner's hold on most Oscar nominations. In the movie, Streep plays an aging socialite with dreams of being a singer, and obviously, she nails it.
NY state issued new regulations Saturday that require insurers to provide contraceptives without any cost sharing to patients. Directs agencies to grant greater flexibility to the states and cooperate with them in implementing healthcare programs.
E! News said the former couple finally reached a settlement since divorce papers were filed back in May of previous year . In mid-January, after an extremely long and drawn-out process, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalized their divorce.
Iranian firefighters work to extinguish fire of the Plasco building before it collapsed, January 19, 2017. The 50-year-old Plasco, home to a major shopping centre, was one of Tehran's most recognisable landmarks.
Rain and snow are easing California out of its drought
Tinker considers several different indicators to determine the various degrees of drought: soil moisture, rainfall and streamflow. Drought conditions have retreated from almost half of California after January's onslaught of storms, the U.S.
Tiger time again? 'I've sat out long enough,' Woods says
This is the first time Jason Day is competing against a full field since the Deutsche Bank Championship in early September. TaylorMade-Adidas president and CEO David Abeles said: "We are thrilled that Tiger has chosen to play TaylorMade".
Stars to react to the passing Mary Tyler Moore
She won a Tony for her performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? in 1980 and received an Oscar nod for Ordinary People. She was married three times and welcomed one child, a son Richard, who died from an accidental gunshot in 1980.
Winter storm warning in place for parts of Pa.
Whatever snow we do get is expected to be the heavy, wet variety, which may make the Tuesday morning commute hard in some areas. Between 4 to 9 inches of heavy wet snow and sleet is possible, with the heaviest accumulations occurring over higher terrain.
Individual income tax filing season begins in MI
Last year, more than 4 million MI taxpayers e-filed and had their refunds directly deposited into their bank accounts. All individual income tax returns must be e-filed or postmarked by Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
No Nintendo Switch Release Planned for Titanfall 2
The Nintendo Switch launch lineup includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch and Super Bomberman R. It is no more unknown news that the much-awaited Nintendo Switch is going to be released within a few days.