Fire-fighters are facing the burdening task of trying to quell simultaneous focus of flames.
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Chile is plagued by high temperatures and wildfires

6 January 2014 Last updated at 20:28 GMT

A number of forest fires have been burning in the southern Chilean region of Maule since the weekend.

But a combination of high temperatures, strong winds and dry weather is making them hard to extinguish.

Bruno Garcez reports.