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The forest fire called “Membrilla” remains active, consuming 300 hectares of vegetation – to be confirmed – in the Nacimiento and Santa Juana communes.
Product of the claim, there are at least two homes affected.
Firefighters from Concepción, Hualpén, Talcahuano, San Pedro de la Paz, Coronel and Lota have come to the place in support, precisely due to the danger due to the imminent spread of the flames towards populated areas.
According to Radio Bío Bío, the fire started in Membrillar and advanced to Palihue, that is, started at Nacimiento and progressed to Santa Juana. Reason why the Red Alert decreed in the first commune mentioned was extended to the second.
The fire at its peak had an extension of 1.5 kilometers. A photograph captured by a Radio Bío Bío team at the site shows the consequences of the fire in a house.
Due to the fire, the neighbors were without water and without electricity. For his part, in dialogue with Radio, the mayor of Santa Juana, Angel Castro Medina, regretted the emergency and demanded that it is necessary to install a permanent command post of Conaf in the commune.
“We have been asking for a long time for a permanent Conaf brigade. We offered him all the facilities ”, remarked the local authority.