Wildfires ravage central, south Chile

Post By: Yahoo News Photo Staff

Fires have been raging in central & southern Chile, fanned by strong winds, hot temperatures & a prolonged drought. Emergency services have battled the flames nonstop for days w/1000s of firefighters on the ground & helicopters & airplanes in the air. The forest fires have displaced 1000s, killed people & destroyed entire villages. The multiple blazes have ravaged 680,000 acres (273,000 hectares) in just over a week.<p>A volunteer takes a break during wildfires in Chile’s central-south regions, in Portezuelo, Chile on Jan. 30, 2017. (REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez) </p>

<p>Residents watch the forest burn in Portezuelo, Chile, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix) </p>

<p>Firefighters try to stop wildfires in Chile’s central-south regions, in Portezuelo, Chile on Jan. 30, 2017. (REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez) </p>

<p>A mare and her foal are lead to safety as a wildfire burns in Portezuelo, Chile, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix) </p>

<p>Aerial view taken with a drone of a forest devastated by fire near La Florida, Bio Bio region , some 420 km south of Santiago, on January 29, 2017. (Christian Miranda/AFP/Getty Images) </p>

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