Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014

Chile Forest Fires 2014: 16 dead, 2,000 homes destroyed, emergency declared


Recent forest fires in Chile have claimed lives of at least 16 people and destroyed around 2,000 homes, Valparaiso's Emergency Committee said.

Chile forest fires 2014 have destroyed some 756 hectares causing evacuations of 10,000 people, Valparaiso's Emergency Committee further added.

According to the Associated Press, some 1,200 firefighters are struggling to control the forest fires in Chile. A state of emergency has been declared in Valparaiso.

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Below are images of Chile forest fires 2014.

This photo shows a helicopter assisting forest fire damage in Valparaiso, Chile (Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez).

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The fire forced thousands of residents to evacuate (Reuters).

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An apocalyptic scene as the flames covered the Valparaiso city(AFP).

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Below is a raw video of Chile forest fire 2014 (Associated Press).



Original post: Natural Disasters List April 14, 2014