Gabriel Boric reassures Chilean fire victims: “We stand with you”

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Chile’s President Gabriel Boric is closely monitoring the forest fires that are causing devastation in the Valparaíso region. The fires have already resulted in at least 46 deaths, prompting the president to declare a state of emergency in the provinces of Valparaíso and Marga Marga. This measure is aimed at coordinating efforts and mobilizing all available resources to address the incidents that have consumed at least 17 thousand hectares of land.

President Boric has been actively monitoring the situation from the La Moneda Palace and has expressed his full commitment to managing this emergency. He has assured that all necessary technical and human resources will be deployed to fight the forest fires, with the safety of families being the top priority.

In response to the fires, a curfew has been implemented in four communes of the V region, including Villa Alemana, Viña del Mar, Quilpué, and Limache. This curfew is intended to facilitate evacuation efforts and support the work of operational teams deployed in the affected areas.

At a meeting of the Risk and Disaster Management Committee (Cogrid) regional, the national director of Senapred, Álvaro Hormazábal, warned of conditions similar to those of the previous day. It is expected that the fires may advance again, emphasizing the need to concentrate efforts on containing them.

The fires have resulted in at least 46 deaths, with authorities continuing to evaluate the magnitude of the disaster. The government is expected to provide a detailed update of the figures related to this tragedy after the conclusion of the Cogrid meeting.

The fires have caused widespread destruction, with more than a thousand homes destroyed in different towns in the region. President Boric has declared a state of emergency in order to mobilize the necessary resources to address the emergency.

In response to the devastating fires, a curfew has been imposed in the region of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar to facilitate the movement of evacuees and emergency equipment. The situation remains critical, with the government working tirelessly to address the ongoing crisis.

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