Chubut investigators denied Monday that the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM) rebel organization had claimed responsibility for the fire in Currumahuida hill in the town of El Hoyo.
Around 60 people have been evacuated from their homes in the town of El Hoyo in the Argentine province of Chubut while 135 firefighters were deployed together with three hydrant planes and a helicopter to face the flames having gripped the Currumahuida hill since Sunday afternoon, it was reported.
One month after the forest fires started in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, the authorities are still unable to put down the flames as new hot spots keep being found with over 100 firefighters deployed. Over 9,000 hectares of native forests burned down, it was reported.
Chilean authorities announced late Sunday that the fire in Viña del Mar was under control and declared a red alert for a similar incident in La Araucanía.
At least two people have been killed and over 400 homes were burned down in a fire Friday at Viña del Mar, 120 km west of the Chilean capital. Authorities foresee it will take several days to extinguish the fire and the national government has declared a state of catastrophe for the Valparaíso region.
At least 49 inmates died have died Tuesday during a riot at the Colombian prison in Tuluá, while 30 others and some keepers were also injured, it was reported.
Argentine prosecutors handling the case of Thursday's fire at a building in Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood where 5 members of a Jewish family were killed Friday explained that according to preliminary forensic assessments the cause of ignition was a faulty skateboard lithium battery.
At least five people belonging to a Jewish family died Thursday and 35 others were injured during a fire in a Buenos Aires uptown apartment building, it was reported.
President Alberto Fernández will travel Friday to the areas in the Argentine province of Corrientes which have been affected by devastating fires over the past few days.
Over 10% of the territory of the Argentine province of Corrientes (northeast) has been consumed over the past few days by fires that were caused intentionally, according to some video footage that went viral on social media.