Chilean authorities on December 29 said a massive fire destroyed and damaged 1,500 hectares of forest in the Patagonia nature reserve in the south of the country, leaving 400 people evacuated.
According to Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter, the fire began flaring on December 27 in an area near a trail through Torres del Paine National Park, and the cause could be due to his negligence. people.
Mr Hinzpeter stressed that the fire was extremely dangerous and complex, while the weather and terrain conditions in Patagonia were hampering the firefighters' efforts to approach and extinguish the fire.
Currently over 100 Chilean firefighters coordinate with colleagues from neighboring Arghentina trying to control the fire. It is expected that Chilean authorities will add firefighters to the scene.
On the same day, in the state of Alaska, USA, Cleveland volcano on the Aleutian Islands sprayed dust and forced the state government to raise the alert level of commercial air traffic.
According to Alaska's Volcanic Observatory, images from the satellite show Cleveland Mountain sprayed into the air a 4.572m high ash column. This ash cloud has moved to the East - Southeast and is enough to raise the alarm level from the yellow alarm level to the orange level.
Meanwhile, in Venezuela, a car carrying gasoline has suffered an accident and caught fire, damaging many nearby cars and killing at least 13 people.
According to Caracas City firefighters William Martinez, the car was overturned, causing gasoline to spill out, burning seven other cars near it.
Currently, the cause of the accident is unknown, however, the driver of this car seems to have failed to control the speed on the highway.