More than 100 vineyards decimated in Chile’s ‘worst forest disaster’ in history...

 

 

 

As families evacuated their homes, fleeing the fires engulfing the Chilean town of Cauquenes this past weekend, Diego Morales stayed behind, watching the smoke envelop his 150-year-old vineyards.

Firefighters deployed in the town were so overwhelmed that vineyard owners, neighbors and family members were forced to douse the fires themselves. Morales and his family thrust buckets of water in all directions, suffering minor burns, but they couldn’t stop the powerful blaze.

 

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