President Pinera claims that 4 of 6 fires in Torres del Paine...are under control.
Pinera was heavily criticized for his initial slow response to the blazes.
His popularity is already hovering at historic lows...around 30%.
AP reports that 48 wildfires...fanned by winds...consumed over 23,000 hectares/57,000 acres of forest...and burned 7% of famous Torres del Paine national park...and other locales.
An Israeli citizen, 23, has been charged with starting the fire.
His relatives claim he is being used as a 'scapegoat.'
Over 400 tourists were evacuated.
One man is reported dead.
At least 100 homes have been destroyed and over 500 residents evacuated.
A giant wood panel processing plant has also been destroyed.
Helicopters and 750 firefighters are battling the blaze.
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