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    Chile's president declares 'catastrophe zones'

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    Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has declared "catastrophe zones" in three regions devastated by wildfires that have killed one man, destroyed more than a hundred homes, and burned thousands of hectares of forest.

    A 23-year-old Israeli tourist suspected of accidentally starting the fire in the National Park could face prison time if convicted.

    Pinera has however vowed to hunt down other suspects.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.