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Chile firefighters funeral forest fire 7 01 12

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Fires blaze as accusations of terrorism and arson surge through Chile.
Chile firefighters funeral forest fire 7 01 12

The funeral of Juan Carlos Cordero, one of the firefighters who perished in a forest fire in the hills near Carahue, in Traiguen, Chile, on January 8, 2012. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has invoked controversial anti-terror legislation after seven firefighters died in a wildfire which authorities said may have been caused by radical indigenous activists. Authorities suspect several fires that erupted almost simultaneously in the forest regions of Biobio, Maule and Araucania, 310 to 435 miles south of the capital Santiago, were the work of arsonists.