The fire was not anywhere near the more touristic area of the city. I can only think of one hostel on the hills affected by the fire. However, it is always a good idea to monitor the situation.
Sorry if you are a tourist and may have to change arrangements, but, Orlando Vic, my sympathy is much more for the people whose homes and lives are destroyed. I'm sure you meant well, but it doesnt come over like that.
O)f course my sympathies are with the people whose lives have been disrupted by the fire. But since this is a travel forum, many people may have travel plans there too.
The fires are still burning. The area affected is well away from the port and the tourist parts of the city such as the Cerros Alegre and Concepcion.
Do you know if it was near the cruise ship pier. We were there in 2010 and thought it was one of the most beautiful cities we've ever visited . Thank in advance.
Thank you to all the young tourists who were visiting Valparaíso and who have shelved their plans, picked up a spade, and are helping people clean up the mess.
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