Agence France-PresseApril 17, 2014 17:04
A massive blaze in the historic Chilean port of Valparaiso that killed 15 people was contained Thursday but workers need several more days to completely extinguish it.
The national forestry agency said it had placed fire barriers around the flames' perimeter and that 12 brigades, 16 helicopters and 11 airplanes were still battling the blaze, which began Saturday.
"The fire is contained, it's no longer advancing," said Sergio Mendoza from the agency's fire division.
"There are still some hotspots, which under a wind, could be reactivated."