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Latest News Wires Wildfire leaves thousands homeless, 15 dead in Chile

More than 8,000 people face homelessness, and another 700 families were evacuated on Monday, as Chilean officials struggled to put out a series of wildfires that began Saturday and spread throughout Valparaiso's coastal hills.

By Eva VergaraAssociated Press / April 14, 2014

Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families whose homes could be lost if the winds shifted.