December 22, 2014
Fire engulfs parts of Chile's Valparaiso port
People with minor injuries were seen near the fire but no deaths were reported and exports from the world's top copper producer, were unaffected.
The La Cruz and Las Canas neighborhoods were among the most affected by the blaze. Ambulance crews treated residents for smoke inhalation as the fire engulfed block after block.
"The weather is complicating the situation," emergency official Guillermo de la Mazza told reporters. "The wind is not doing us any favors. The evacuation is our top priority, along with controlling the fire itself."