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For Second Night, Valparaiso
Fire Spreads Misery In Chile

National Public Radio, by Bill Chappell

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Posted By:PageTurner, 4/14/2014 6:31:08 PM

At least 12 people are dead and more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc over the weekend in Valparaiso, Chile. Some 10,000 people have been forced to evacuate parts of the port city. Government spokesman Álvaro Elizalde says those figures are likely to go up as the fire continues to burn. The fire has been driven by strong winds, and efforts to fight the flames also have been complicated by the area´s steep terrain and lack of essential infrastructure, as NPR´s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports for our Newscast unit. She adds: "This is a city built on

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Poor Chile. Same problems as California.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 4/14/2014 9:19:48 PM     (No. 9810874)

We visited Valparaiso once. It is a beautiful town rising steeply from the sea coast. My favorite painting is one that I bought there of the old city. That might be gone now.

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