Deadly wildfires continue to ravage Chile

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Fire ripped through the central Chilean town of Portezuelo on Monday as one of the country’s worst wildfires in decades continues to rage. Firefighters and volunteers tried to put out the fire in the town by creating a firewall, but had to retreat with the threat of approaching fire. Wildfires have spread to central Chilean regions due to strong wind and extremely high temperatures. Russian Emergencies Ministry has sent a firefighting team and Il-76 aircraft to help battle the fire. The disaster has left several thousand people homeless and killed at least 11.

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