Municipalities affected by the fires
In the BioBío region, the municipalities of Arauco, Contulmo, Mulchén and Nacimiento, Tomé, Florida, Hualqui and Santa Juana will be affected, Keitel said.
in the araucaniaGeneral Rubén Castillo, military chief of that region, indicated that the curfew in 12 of its municipalities implies restrictions on public transport “mainly in the province of Malleco.”
Is It is one of the areas most affected by clashes between radical Mapuche groups and state forcesin a historic conflict over land claims, now owned by forestry companies.
Boric announced on Wednesday afternoon that a curfew would be imposed in three regions of the country in which a state of catastrophe was declared due to the fires: Biobío, La Araucanía and Ñuble.
“The government considers it necessary to establish curfews” with the aim of “guaranteeing the safety of the people who have been affected by the emergency,” the president explained.