Huge forest fire in Chile spreads quickly near port of Valparaiso, thousands evacuated

March 14, 2015 1:08 AM

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Huge forest fire in Chile spreads quickly near port of Valparaiso, thousands evacuated

Plumes of smoke from a wild fire rise over Valparaiso, Chile, Friday, March 13, 2015. A serious forest fire spread quickly on Chile's coast Friday and threatened to reach the nearby port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Deputy Interior Secretary Mahmud Aleuy said that thousands have been evacuated as flames advanced nearby. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

SANTIAGO, Chile – A serious forest fire in Chile is spreading quickly and threatening to reach the nearby port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.

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