7 firefighters killed in Chile wildfires

Nearly 50 wildfires have sprung up in southern Chile, destroying hundreds of houses, forcing thousands to evacuate


CAUTIN, Chile — Shifting winds caused flames to sweep over a group of firefighters battling wildfires in Chile, killing seven of them and badly burning two.

A 10th firefighter listed as missing after his brigade was trapped in the flames was later found unhurt, said Miguel Mellado, governor of Cautin, a state about 450 miles south of the capital Santiago.

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