He general director of the National Emergency Office (Onemi), Ricardo Toro, made a partial balance of the forest fire that occurs right now in the Valparaíso region, mainly affecting the commune of Quilpué.
The authority stated that « The evacuation instruction of the 25 thousand people who live south of the South Trunk is maintained, so the population is called to abide by the instructions of the emergency teams and not return to the area until it is safe. »
Likewise, Toro explained that, up to the minute, ten houses have been consumed by the fire, which consist of four houses and six cabins of a recreational center. Similarly, two warehouses were affected by the fire.
Along the same lines, the director of Onemi reported that “During the afternoon the sectors of Los Pinos, Las Rosas, Teniente Serrano and Colinas del Oro were evacuated, to which the Wenceslao Vargas sector was later added, where the extinction works have been concentrated, where there is the problem of an irregular landfill ”.
In addition to this, it was reported that The Government and the Municipality of Quilpué have arranged shelters in the educational establishments Manuel Bulnes, Liceo Guillermo Gronemeyer, Liceo Gastronómico de Quilpué and Liceo Comercial de Quilpué. The more than 25 thousand evacuees would be directed to these, after reaching the safe zone established in the Olympic Village sector, in the Municipal Stadium and the Autodromo of the commune.
In case of having someone infected with Covid-19 or being close contact, safe points were enabled in the Valle del Sol Garden and the CEIA School, places from which people will be transferred to a health residence.
On the other hand, it was reported that about 200 police officers are guarding the evacuated neighborhoods, along with them, more than 60 detectives belonging to the provincial prefectures of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, who are collaborating in the evacuation and security tasks to families affected by the fire.