Incendio forestal en Cartagena se mantiene sin control y ha destruido varias viviendas


Incendio forestal en Cartagena se mantiene sin control y ha destruido varias viviendas

26 December 2012

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Chile —  SANTIAGO.- El incendio forestal de grandes proporciones que afecta la zona rural de Cartagena, en la Región de Valparaíso, había destruido al menos cuatro viviendas y seguía expandiéndose, según indicó el alcalde de esa comuna, Rodrigo García.

El siniestro ha consumido cerca de 450 hectáreas de pastizales y arbolado hasta la noche, según la autoridad.

De acuerdo a reportes de la sede regional de la Oficina Nacional de Emergencia (Onemi), hasta el momento se registran 15 personas damnificadas.

Las llamas afectan los sectores de Lo Zárate, El Turco y La Rubilla y se mantenían fuera de control este miércoles, principalmente debido al viento que se registra en la costa.

La Oficina Nacional de Emergencia (Onemi) declaró Alerta Roja en la zona.

“Se han detectado varios focos de fuego que han sido difíciles de controlar”, señaló, en entrevista al canal 24 Horas.

Posible origen intencional

El edil denunció la posibilidad que el siniestro pudo tener origen intencional y señaló que vecinos habían alertado sobre la presencia de una camioneta blanca en el área en la que se inició el fuego.

La emergencia es combatida por Bomberos de San Antonio, quienes recibieron refuerzos de Valparaíso y Casablanca, junto a una cuadrilla de la Corporación Nacional Forestal (Conaf) apoyadas por un helicóptero.The failure was in the forest areas.Advertisement

Following a 10-year strategy, ACT fire managers have created a mosaic across the landscape of different fuel levels, burning at every opportunity.

But forests have been too wet to burn this spring and the past two summers.

Read more:http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/red-alert-for-high-risk-of-fires-20121118-29koa.html#ixzz2CmafUgo3
 The failure was in the forest areas.Advertisement

Following a 10-year strategy, ACT fire managers have created a mosaic across the landscape of different fuel levels, burning at every opportunity.

But forests have been too wet to burn this spring and the past two summers.

Read more:http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/red-alert-for-high-risk-of-fires-20121118-29koa.html#ixzz2CmafUgo3
 The failure was in the forest areas.Advertisement

Following a 10-year strategy, ACT fire managers have created a mosaic across the landscape of different fuel levels, burning at every opportunity.

But forests have been too wet to burn this spring and the past two summers.

Read more:http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/red-alert-for-high-risk-of-fires-20121118-29koa.html#ixzz2CmafUgo3
 Two summers of unprecedented rain and unusually cool temperatures have left a large fuel load of grass and unburnt forest areas in and around Canberra.

A network of 500 fire trails and strategic burns along the north-west urban edge, heavy grazing and extra grass slashing will create a fortress for the territory which forecasters say faces a higher than average risk this summer.

After a fire-fuelled tornado in January 2003 killed four Canberrans and frightened thousands more, CSIRO fire expert Phil Cheney told the subsequent inquiry the fire’s penetration into urban areas under extreme conditions did not reflect a failure of fuel management on the urban interface.

Read more:http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/red-alert-for-high-risk-of-fires-20121118-29koa.html#ixzz2CmaXNjum
 The failure was in the forest areas.Advertisement

Following a 10-year strategy, ACT fire managers have created a mosaic across the landscape of different fuel levels, burning at every opportunity.

But forests have been too wet to burn this spring and the past two summers.

Read more:http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/red-alert-for-high-risk-of-fires-20121118-29koa.html#ixzz2CmafUgo3
 


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