Forest Fires ~ Valparaíso ~ November 2019

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Re: Forest Fires ~ Valparaíso ~ November 2019

Post by Donnybrook » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:37 pm

admin wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:56 pm
200 houses burned.

https://www.latercera.com/nacional/noti ... so/951619/

they have a problem, due to the ghetto/ unregulated way houses are allowed to be built on those hilltops, the government does not know how many houses or families lived in these areas. It has been a problem year after year. same reason fire trucks and water can not get to these areas.
This.
This happened a couple of years ago - maybe more, I'm getting old - and the same problem of access roads to put out the fires, no hydrants because it is all informal housing, the quebradas full of flammable stuff people keep chucking in. We had every city planner in Chile on the television with ideas last time. Not sure any were workable, some sounded downright stupid. They try to move people out of the dangerous areas but they keep returning.Seeems like no solution is possible.

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Re: Forest Fires ~ Valparaíso ~ November 2019

Post by fraggle092 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:36 pm

A couple of years ago, I read that government funds allocated for fire prevention measures in Valpo had been reassigned to repairing the funiculars. The reason? It was felt that this would have a bigger media impact than rubbish clearing and brush cutting.

That's how they run the country these days, obsessed by their image and by Opinion Polls, and by the pandering to the lumpen characterized as Buenismo.
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Re: Forest Fires ~ Valparaíso ~ November 2019

Post by 41southchile » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:11 am

Donnybrook wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:37 pm
admin wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:56 pm
200 houses burned.

https://www.latercera.com/nacional/noti ... so/951619/

they have a problem, due to the ghetto/ unregulated way houses are allowed to be built on those hilltops, the government does not know how many houses or families lived in these areas. It has been a problem year after year. same reason fire trucks and water can not get to these areas.
This.
This happened a couple of years ago - maybe more, I'm getting old - and the same problem of access roads to put out the fires, no hydrants because it is all informal housing, the quebradas full of flammable stuff people keep chucking in. We had every city planner in Chile on the television with ideas last time. Not sure any were workable, some sounded downright stupid. They try to move people out of the dangerous areas but they keep returning.Seeems like no solution is possible.
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Re: Forest Fires ~ Valparaíso ~ November 2019

Post by admin » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:12 am

hey, bread and circus.

but, let's also throw another million poor people at the problem for good measure.

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