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Chile's forest fires will cost government $333 mln, minister says

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by Reuters
Friday, 3 February 2017 20:04 GMT

A nearly decade-long drought and high temperatures have created tinder-like conditions in central Chile

By Anthony Esposito

SANTIAGO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Chile's massive forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed nearly 1,500 homes will cost the government $333 million dollars, Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes told reporters on Friday.

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