Evacuees return to their village amid wildfire risk

STORY: Strong gusts of wind were the biggest obstacles for numerous teams of firefighters battling the fire on the ground and in the air.

"We secure the perimeter, the wind changes, you get some strong gusts spreading the ashes beyond the perimeter where we work, the fire starts again and you start again," the director of fire extinction Alejandro Penalvo said during a news conference.

Local residents were allowed to return to their houses late on Thursday (July 21).

"This is really a town that is always born from fighting, resurfacing,” said local resident Gustavo Beltran.

“So we believe that the town is going to unite much more to work and make a town that is even more beautiful than the one we had here."

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