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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.