A person tries to extinguish flames during a forest fire in Valparaiso, Chile
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Chile forest fire: Thousands flee homes in Valparaiso

13 April 2014 Last updated at 18:07 BST

A forest fire in Chile has killed at least 11 people and destroyed 500 homes in the historic port city of Valparaiso.

The government has declared the area a catastrophe zone.

Gideon Long reports from Chile.

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