Forest fire in Chile – level 2

20-02-2015 07:00

A forest fire swept through two regions in Chile. The fires began last Saturday, and more than 2,000 hectares burned since then. People evacuated around 100 homes.

Chile’s National Forest Corporation is working with the army and private companies to control the fires. It is not known for sure, but some people say that a domestic barbecue started these fires.

Thanks to the fire services, no houses burned down, but people still worried. Many houses there are made completely out of wood.

Difficult words: sweep (to move, hit), corporation (a large company or a group of companies), domestic barbecue (when people cook outside near their homes).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this fire?

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