Chile: Fire at cerro Caracol de Concepción

Posted on December 31, 2011 • Filed under: Chile, Enviromental Issues, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

A forest fire has affected the hill this morning Caracol, located in the city of Concepción. The fire was visible from several points of the city.
Three fire companies in the capital of the Bío Bío Region attended to the scene to perform control tasks.The volunteers were supported by off-road vehicles and a tanker truck, which were deployed in the forest city landmark.The fire started around 1:30 am in the field of road frontage hill located Caupolicán, according to early reports.The hill is one of the main attractions of Concepción. It has an important vegetation cover consists of several species of trees and shrubs. Reaches about 250 meters high and its grounds extend about 1,200 hectares. Read Article

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