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Deadly forest fire in Chile

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A man walks as an out of control forest fire destroys homes in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, Sunday April 13, 2014. Firefighters struggled for a second night to contain blazes that reached this port city, killing at least a dozen people, destroyed hundreds homes and has forced the evacuation of thousands. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods Monday as sailors in riot gear prepared to evacuate 700 more families who would be endangered if the winds turn again.

Already 8,000 people were homeless as wildfires sent burning embers flying from hilltop to hilltop, destroying 2,000 homes in this picturesque coastal city. Smoke rose from smoldering ruins all over the city, a scene many compared to Dante's inferno.

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