Evacuations as forest fire rips through Valparaiso, Chile
03 January 2017 | 7:00 am
Several areas in Chile were placed on red alert on Monday (January 2) due to forest fires near the port of Valparaiso which have affected over 50 hectares (124 acres) of land and destroyed some 100 houses,
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