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Several killed, 2,000 homes destroyed in Chile wildfire

A wildfire that ripped through parts of Chilean port city Valparaiso has claimed several lives after burning through 1,729 acres of forest and residential neighbourhoods.

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11 lives claimed after fire rips through Chilean port city

At least 11 people have been killed by a wildfire that ripped through residential areas of port city Valparaiso in Chile.

Around 1,200 firefighters have battled the blaze which has burnt through 1,729 acres of forest and homes, using three planes and four helicopters to drop water on the flames.

A wildfire burning in Valparaiso city. Credit: REUTERS/Cesar Pincheira
Smoke from a wildfire over Valparaiso city. Credit: REUTERS/Cesar Pincheira
People look at smoke from a forest fire in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago. Credit: REUTERS/Cesar Pincheira

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