Firefighter Among Five Killed by Chilean Wildfires, Officials Say

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A female volunteer firefighter was among five people killed as wildfires continued to cause devastation in the Chilean regions of Nuble and Bio Bio on Friday, February 3, according to officials.

Chile’s national fire service said firefighter Yesenia Munoz Duran died while battling a forest fire in Santa Juana, Bio Bio. Another four people died while trying to flee from flames in Santa Juana, according to Chilean news reports citing interior minister Carolina Toha.

Hundreds of firefighters from various parts of the country were supporting local crews, the national fire service said. Credit: Bomberos de Chile via Storyful