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Chile: Massive Forest Fire Ravages Torres Del Paine Park

Environment  (tags: crime, fire, arson, destruction, conservation, environment, nature, forests, wildlife, protection, animals, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, habitat, corruption, animals, wildlife )

- 2360 days ago -
The authorities in Chile have closed one of the country's most popular national parks as a massive forest fire continues to rage through the area.Officials said more than 85 sq km (21,000 acres) are destroyed, suspected "human negligence" triggered the fi

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Teresa W (782)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 4:27 am

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 6:31 am

Sue H (7)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 7:57 am
Very sad/bad news. Every time I see news of a forest fire, I think of all the animals,birds, plants that lose life.

David C (129)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 8:30 am
how sad.....

Tammy K (1)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 11:06 am
This is very very bad news! Everyone, please, be vigilant!
Remember what Smokey taught us.

Carmen S (611)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 1:09 pm
thanks Xil, when will people ever learn?

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 2:20 pm
Great, we're not destroying our rainforests fast enough with industry, now we're losing it to negligence. Terrible!

W. C (7)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 7:21 pm
Thank you for the news.

Rebecca Chan (7)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 11:23 pm
This is so sad. Whilst causing the fire was not intentional, the carelessness and intentional defiance of rules, by the tourist, had wrought immeasurable damage. All it took was this one person. How can amends be made? Are there programs in place which would make it compulsory for such people to spend years on site to work to rehabilitate the damage?

peggy p (43)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 12:27 am they even teach smokey the bear now? cause and effect....please be more careful

KS Goh (0)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 1:21 am
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 2:04 am
Dreadful. What a loss.

Negligence. How do you get to be so stupid that you accidentally start a fire this large?

tammy B (52)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 3:28 am
Unfortunately, negligence is a good way to describe how many human caused fires start. It is surprising how many humans fail to understand how the action they take could start a chain of events, like this.

Joe R (190)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 6:14 am

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 9:02 am
Please God Keep the animals safe!
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