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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Fires destroy 20 homes near Chile's port of Valparaiso

Fires destroy 20 homes near Chile's port of Valparaiso

Date : 28th December 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Chilean authorities are on high alert in the region of Valparaiso where forest fires have destroyed at least 20 homes, forcing people to flee. The forest fires have burned some 2,000 hectares of wood and brush in the hills near the port of Valparaiso. At the weekend, hundreds of residents had to leave as the fires neared their homes. Officials suspect arson and say a 12-year-old boy could be responsible for at least one of the fires.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8432347.stm





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