Wildfire in Chile – level 3

02-02-2017 07:00

Having consumed nearly 1.2 million acres in over 130 separate fires, wildfires continue to rage in Chile. Strong winds have been spreading the flames.

Firefighters have been battling the wildfires for over two weeks and several firefighters are thought to be dead. Around 7,000 people lost their homes and more are being evacuated. It is not yet clear what sparked the fires, but arson has not been ruled out.

Colombia, France and Mexico sent representatives from their fire departments to assist the burning country.

Difficult words: rage (be destructive), spark (start quickly), arson (setting something on fire).

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