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Smoke Covers Landscape as Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Orders and Red Alerts

Residents in parts of Chile’s Araucania region were ordered to evacuate as wildfires raged on Sunday, February 18.

Chile’s emergency response agency, Senapred, issued red alerts for seven communities in the Araucania region and yellow alerts for two more due to the wildfires.

Footage shared by the Carabineros Region de La Araucania shows authorities at the scene, surrounded with smoke. Credit: Carabineros Region de La Araucania via Storyful

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