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Frustration in the ashes of Chile's massive fire

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 - 00:56

April 16 - As the last of the fires are put out, firefighters in Chile release video showing the full extent of the blaze. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Chilean firefighters release exclusive footage of deadly forest fires in Valparaiso which killed at least 15 people and destroyed 2,000 homes over the weekend. The fire started on Saturday and rampaged through forests and residential neighborhoods. It was a harrowing experience for those on the scene. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) VINA DEL MAR FIREFIGHTER, TOMAS REYES, SAYING: "For us, it was an experience that affected us tremendously. On the one hand, we felt happiness for helping, (off camera) and to have saved many lives. But on the other hand, we felt a tremendous frustration at not being able to do much more." Chileans are grappling with this - the second big disaster in just two weeks after a massive 8.2 magnitude quake slammed northern Chile April 1.

Frustration in the ashes of Chile's massive fire

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 - 00:56

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