Forest fire affected 120 hectares on Easter Island

Forest fire affected 120 hectares on Easter Island

31 December 2017

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English version of the news. Note: the news has been translated by Google translator. Original version in the link provided.

CHILE – About 120 hectares were affected by a forest fire on Easter Island, reported Sunday the National Forestry Corporation (Conaf).

The agency explained at about 1:30 p.m. that the incident was controlled, but they keep working in their own personal place, Fire, Onemi and the Municipality of Rapa Nui to extinguish the focus.

According to Soy Valparaíso, the flames mainly affected the Vai Tea estate and the Terevaka hill and caused the temporary suspension of traffic to Anakena beach, the most popular and tourist beach on the island.

No damage was recorded in archaeological sectors, homes or structures due to the fire.

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