Chile's forest fires partly due to poor planning, say fire chiefs

Monoculture plantations and too few fire breaks contributed to 11 deaths and devastation of 375,000 square kilometres

Fire brigade chiefs said that poor preparation for climate change and large monoculture plantations have contributed to Chile’s worst forest fires in recent history, as the human, economic and environmental effects continued to grow.

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