A large number of wildfires have been burning across the country over the past weeks, especially in the central and southern regions, causing casualties and damage.
The National Office of Emergencies of Interior Ministry (ONEMI) reported, as of 04 February at 21.30 UTC, that out of the 50 active fires: 41 have been controlled, 9 have been extinguished and 7 are still being fought in the regions of Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Metropolitan, Lib. Gral Bernardo, O'Higgins, Maule, Biobio, La Araucania, Los Rios Los Lagos, Magallanes and La Antártica Chilena.
ONEMI reported, as of 05 February at 09.10 UTC, 11 deaths and 7 422 people affected. 1 627 houses have been destroyed and 469 people are in temporary shelters.
The State of Emergency remains in the provinces of Colchagua and Cardenal Caro, O'Higgins region, and in Maule, Biobío and La Araucanía regions.