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Chile Fire: Amazing Photos Show Scale of Devastating Valparaiso Blaze
International Business Times ^ | April 14, 2014 10:15 GMT | David Sim

Posted on 04/14/2014 3:10:27 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists

Firefighters battled deadly forest fires in Valparaiso, Chile for a second night after coastal winds whipped up the flames again.

At least 12 people were killed and 500 injured as the blaze swept through the hills above the city, destroying 2,000 homes and forcing 10,000 people to flee.


(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chile; fire; valparaiso

1 posted on 04/14/2014 3:10:27 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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2 posted on 04/14/2014 3:14:04 AM PDT by caww
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10,000 evacuated


7 posted on 04/14/2014 3:22:16 AM PDT by caww
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11 posted on 04/14/2014 3:27:02 AM PDT by caww
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Quite shocking to say the least. Thanks for the photos.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 3:28:33 AM PDT by AlexW
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27 posted on 04/14/2014 3:45:41 AM PDT by caww
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the blaze swept through the hills above the city, destroying 2,000 homes......

Correct that to say “2,000 shacks.”


28 posted on 04/14/2014 3:47:09 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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29 posted on 04/14/2014 3:47:23 AM PDT by caww
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You said it right the first time....they were there “Homes”


30 posted on 04/14/2014 3:48:33 AM PDT by caww
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35 posted on 04/14/2014 3:57:28 AM PDT by caww
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Devastating.
Fire goes through these wooden dwellings at breakneck speed.
36 posted on 04/14/2014 4:00:31 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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37 posted on 04/14/2014 4:02:13 AM PDT by caww
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Yes...terrible destruction...many lost everything....but to even see your city on fire like that would be horrible.


38 posted on 04/14/2014 4:03:37 AM PDT by caww
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Just wait until the rainy season (winter) comes at the end of next month and everything slides and buries everything below what has been burned out.


39 posted on 04/14/2014 4:57:20 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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Sad situation all around for the people who have lost what they had. Any further destruction., as you mentioned, will certainly bring further distress.


40 posted on 04/14/2014 3:22:37 PM PDT by caww
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If they get heavy rain, it’ll be in July, but it is a very arid place.
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41 posted on 04/14/2014 3:34:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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