Fire destroys 1,500 hectares of Patagonia forest

Fire destroys 1,500 hectares of Patagonia forest

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Torres del Paine from Lake Pehoé, Torres del Paine National Park, Southern Chile. Caption and Photo source: ©© Miguel V.

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A fire has destroyed or seriously damaged 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres) of vegetation in a Patagonia nature preserve in southern Chile.

The fire at Torres del Paine National Park that began on Tuesday near a trail “was very likely caused by human negligence.”

Glaciers and Andean lakes lie alongside natural forests and the Patagonian steppe at the semi-desert nature preserve visited by several thousand tourists each year…

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“Canvas,” Lake Pehoé, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile. Photograph courtesy of: © Makoto Yamashita

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