Dozens of homes damaged by wildfire in hills over Chile city

Chile's government has declared an alert over a wildfire that has damaged dozens of homes on the outskirts of the port city of Valparaiso

MEXICO CITY -- The federal government in Chile declared an alert Tuesday over a wildfire that had damaged dozens of homes on the outskirts of the port city of Valparaiso.

Firefighters from Valparaiso and Viña del Mar were being aided by helicopters and airplanes in battling the blase.

Agriculture Minister Antonio Walker said late in the day that at least 120 homes had been affected by the fire.

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