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Fire has been burning for over 24 hours, destroys hundreds of homes in Valparaiso, Chile
"At the time I was on my way home from a beach several miles away, and I noticed in the distance a large cloud slowly starting to cover more and more of the Valparaiso hills," she said. "By the time I arrived to my apartment about an hour later, I could see the bright orange flames and a lot of smoke through some trees."
DanaJLS told us that the fire really brought people in the country together. "People are placing signs throughout the city that read 'Fuerza Valparaiso' which translates to 'Valparaiso Strength,'" she said. "I have seen people all over the city with bags of food, water, clothing, shovels" and people "walking around the streets collecting donations for the firemen."
- Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer