The Chilean authorities denounced this Wednesday that an “arson attack” destroyed 14 trucks and damaged several houses on an industrial property in the municipality of Padre Las Casas in the Araucania region.
Colonel César Bobadilla of Corps Carabineros de Cautín said the firefighters had traveled to the area to put out the flames and said that “with the ancestors present, there may be a new arson attack”.
“Various machines were burned and damaged by this attack,” he denounced, according to the newspaper ‘La Tercera’. He has declared that an “operational deployment of specialist staff” has been initiated in the region.
In addition, the security forces had to start an operation to ensure the passage of vehicles traveling to other rural areas in the region following the alleged attack.