A forest fire that ripped through part of Easter Island charred some of its towering iconic carved stone figures, Chilean officials reported. The blaze, caused by the nearby Rano Raraku volcano, started Oct. 3.
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Easter Island fire chars famous towering Moai statues, arson suspected

A forest fire that ripped through part of Easter Island this week has charred some of its towering iconic carved stone figures, Chilean officials reported.  The blaze broke out Monday and swept through at least 247 acres of the Rapa Nui National Park, which covers a little less than half of the island, officials there said. “The damage to…

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