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.