Forest fire rages near Chilean city Valparaiso
A forest fire in Chile is threatening the port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, and a state of emergency has been declared.
Authorities say more than 4,500 people have been evacuated and a further 10,000 may need to be moved.
They estimate that about 300 hectares (740 acres) of land have been affected.
Valparaiso is still recovering from a forest fire last April that killed 15 people, injured more than 500 and destroyed nearly 3,000 homes.
14 Mar 2015
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean