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Deadly fire rages through Chile's Valparaiso
A woman sprays water on the roof of her home at Ramaditas Hill in Valparaiso on Sunday. President Michelle Bachelet, who traveled to Valparaiso to assess the situation on the ground, said the number of deaths might rise. About 10,000 people had fled their homes, she told a press conference.
Families flee their homes after the fire reactivated on Sunday. Most of Valparaiso's 250,000 people live in the hills, and the city owes its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to their colorful homes, built on slopes so steep that many people commute using staircases and cable cars.
Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso on Sunday. With no municipal water or fire hydrants to use, routes to the blazes blocked by narrow streets jammed with abandoned vehicles and countless embers being stoked, fire crews could do little but watch some neighborhoods burn.
-- The Associated Press contributed to this report.