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Chile: Fire turns Valparaiso into ash and smoke

Chile, Valparaiso
April 13, 2014 at 18:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chile: Fire turns Valparaiso into ash and smoke

Eleven people have been reported dead and more than 500 houses detsroyed as the fire in Valparaiso continues to burn through the city on Sunday.

Thousands of people have been evacuated by the authorities as around 1,200 firefighters try to control the blaze, along with three planes and four helicopters.

The newly elected President Michelle Bachelet has announced a state of emergency to ensure the safety of citizens and property.

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Chile: Fire turns Valparaiso into ash and smoke

Eleven people have been reported dead and more than 500 houses detsroyed as the fire in Valparaiso continues to burn through the city on Sunday.

Thousands of people have been evacuated by the authorities as around 1,200 firefighters try to control the blaze, along with three planes and four helicopters.

The newly elected President Michelle Bachelet has announced a state of emergency to ensure the safety of citizens and property.

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