A house burns following the spread of wildfires in Valparaiso, Chile. Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters
The federal government in Chile declared an alert on Tuesday over a wildfire that had damaged dozens of homes on the outskirts of the port city of Valparaiso.
News video showed large tongues of flames along the hills overlooking the city. People walked through smoke carrying bags and even pets.
The National Forestry Commission of the Agriculture Ministry said on Twitter that at least 100 hectares (250 acres) were burned by afternoon and people had been evacuated from the area.
Firefighters from Valparaiso and Viña del Mar were being aided by helicopters and airplanes in battling the blase.
Agriculture Minister Antonio Walker said late in the day that at least 120 homes had been affected by the fire.
Damage was still being assessed but the current estimate was 20 homes destroyed and about 130 people displaced, said Linsey Dale, a spokeswoman for Imperial County.
More than a thousand firefighters battled Sunday to control wildfires in central Portugal that have forced village evacuations, in a region where dozens were killed in huge blazes in 2017.
The Amazon in South America is the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest on Earth and it is natural that the entire world is worried and angry over the worst blazes in years raging there. It is hugely important that the fires in the Brazilian rainforest, known as the lungs of the planet, be extinguished as quickly
The fire, dubbed the Apple Fire by local firefighters — who routinely give blazes identifying names — was reported Friday in Cherry Valley, a community about 75 miles east of Los Angeles and had destroyed at least one family home as of Saturday evening.
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