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Chile's devastating wildfires

Residents flee with their belongings from a burning house during a wildfire in Vina del Mar, Chile. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents flee with their belongings from a burning house during a wildfire in Vina del Mar, Chile. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents flee with their belongings from a burning house during a wildfire in Vina del Mar, Chile. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar. Forest fires are a regular feature of Chile's hot, arid summers, but a nearly decade-long drought combined with historically high temperatures have created tinder-like conditions in the nation's central regions.

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A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar. Forest fires are a regular feature of Chile's hot, arid summers, but a nearly decade-long drought combined with historically high temperatures have created tinder-like conditions in the nation's central...more

A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar. Forest fires are a regular feature of Chile's hot, arid summers, but a nearly decade-long drought combined with historically high temperatures have created tinder-like conditions in the nation's central regions. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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An aircraft makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

An aircraft makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

An aircraft makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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A helicopter makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A helicopter makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A helicopter makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Residents work to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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A resident works to prevent a wildfire from spreading to her home in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A resident works to prevent a wildfire from spreading to her home in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A resident works to prevent a wildfire from spreading to her home in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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A firefighter and a resident are seen walking in an area that was burnt at a hill after a wildfire in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A firefighter and a resident are seen walking in an area that was burnt at a hill after a wildfire in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A firefighter and a resident are seen walking in an area that was burnt at a hill after a wildfire in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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A helicopter makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar.
REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A helicopter makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

A helicopter makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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