Cost of Chilean forest fires reach $333 million: finance minister

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Posted: Feb 03, 2017 1:54 PM

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Preliminary total costs associated with massive ongoing forest fires throughout Chile have reached $333 million dollars, Chilean finance minister Rodrigo Valdes told reporters on Friday.

The estimate excludes several categories of losses, including losses to forestry plantations which have already reached well into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

(Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Chris Reese)