2017 Chile wildfires
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|2017 Chile wildfires|
|Total fires||5,274 |
|Total area||1,408,988 acres (5,702 km2) |
On January 27–28, a wildfire described as the worst in Chile's modern history killed at least 11 people, including five firefighters and destroyed the town of Santa Olga in the central Maule Region, displacing thousands of people.
- Argentina had more than 130 firefighters in Chile at one point.
- Austria sent firefighting equipment and tools.
- Brazil sent two MAFFS-equipped C-130 Hercules.
- Canada provided planes and helicopters.
- China provided economic support.
- Colombia sent more than 20 firefighters.
- The European Union sent a team of eight to Santiago.
- France sent 69 firefighters.
- Germany has donated US$215,000.
- Israel has pledged aid to Chile.
- Italy has pledged aid to Chile.
- Japan sent four people.
- Mexico sent more than 20 firefighters.
- Panama sent 21 firefighters.
- Peru sent more than 20 firefighters.
- Portugal sent 52 firefighters.
- Russia sent an Ilyushin Il-76 and more than 20 firefighters.
- South Korea provided economic aid.
- Spain sent 64 firefighters.
- Sweden sent firefighting equipment and tools.
- The United Arab Emirates has donated US$5 million.
- The United States sent four specialists from the U.S. Forest Service, and a private company sent an Evergreen 747 Supertanker with a crew of 12. The United States has also contributed US$1,580,000.
- Venezuela sent 80 firefighters.
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