Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by john » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:49 pm

Gloria wrote:And Valparaiso still burning!
Can still see some flames and smoke in the distance.
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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by admin » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:55 pm

the wind changed and they have lost control of the fire. they are evacuating the hieghts, and the firefighters are retreating off the higher hills and letting them burn. watching dozens of houses burn live on tv.
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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by admin » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:59 pm

those bluffs have been having forest fires for thousands of years. just now they are jumping from house to house rather than tree to tree.
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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by john » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:12 pm

Gloria wrote:
john wrote:
Gloria wrote:And Valparaiso still burning!
Can still see some flames and smoke in the distance.
I was wondering about you John, I know you live in Viña, have you been affected by the smoke?
Thanks for the interest. We can smell the smoke, but it hasn't posed a health concern (yet).
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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:14 pm

Gloria wrote:
soyena wrote:Please dont judge me for asking this while ppl are suffering from the fire. It was a planned trip and will be traveling with a 2yrsold, dont know who to ask...

Does anyone know how is it at Algarrobo? We booked a house there fromTomorrow to Wednesday.... wondering if we should cancel the trip. The owner tells me they didnt felt a thing, no smoke no nothing.

Thanks in advance
I'ám assuming all is ok in Algarrobo.The smoke mainly depends in the direction of the wind.
There is some geography between the two areas and the airflows are mainly onshore and offshore depending on time of day though weather fronts do move north and south.
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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by john » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:24 pm

Gloria wrote:Glad to read it. Better to stay indoors.If you get bored you can always add more links to Allchile..and a sentence..( just kidding!) :lol: :lol:
Thanks! That's my plan. Perhaps a sentence or two. :wink:
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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by admin » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:35 pm

they were mentioning they are having problems with all the out of town firefighters, police, and so on that simply dont know the roads and passages in the hills. imagine trying to drive a firetruck in a strange town, at night, narrow roads with no where to turn around, and the eletric has been cut to the area. oh, everything is also on fire or could be at any moment.
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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by ChileTime » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:14 am

check out this video....Bomberos charged $4,700 CLP to go through toll booth
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=14 ... =2&theater

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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by zer0nz » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:53 am

ChileTime wrote:check out this video....Bomberos charged $4,700 CLP to go through toll booth
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=14 ... =2&theater
this is a recycled video from way back isnt it?, god bless the internet!

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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by ChileTime » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:29 am

@zerOnz: glad to know it may be a relic of the old days & perhaps they have modernized the system

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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by ChileTime » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:48 am

...or maybe they haven't modernized the system....here is what one bombero commented under the video: bomberos si recibimos dinero del estado casi la mayoria de los dineros,,,, no alcansa para mucho pero recibimos....los peajes no son del estado. son de las consecionarias......no solo bomberos pagan... tambien las ambulancias y carabineros...

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Re: Forest fire currently raging above Valparaíso

Post by Andres » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:58 am

a few Valpo videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthJam
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