Wildfire in Chile – level 2

02-02-2017 07:00

There were over 130 wildfires in Chile. In just two weeks, fires burned nearly 1.2 million acres. Strong winds are spreading the fires. These are the worst fires in the country’s history.

People think that 10 people died in the fires, and around 7,000 people lost their homes. More people are being evacuated.

We do not know what started the fire. It is possible that somebody started it on purpose.

Colombia, France and Mexico sent people to assist Chile in this situation.

Difficult words: wildfire (big forest fire), spread (grow bigger), on purpose (if you do something on purpose, you want to do it).

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