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Chile forest fire ravages 50 hectares, destroys homes

Chile forest fire ravages 50 hectareChile forest fire ravages 50 hectares, destroys homess, destroys homes

SANTIAGO: A huge forest fire has ravaged 50 hectares and destroyed homes in western Chile, prompting the authorities to issue a red alert on Monday.

At least one person was known to have been hurt after the fire broke out on a hill near the major port city of Valparaiso, the National Emergencies Office (ONEMI) said in a report.

The blaze has destroyed five homes and 50 hectares of woodland, ONEMI said. It reported no fatalities for the time being.

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