At least 24 people are dead and nearly 1,000 are injured as over 260 wildfires rage across Chile, fueled by a heatwave with record-breaking temperatures. The 104°F (40°C) heat is hampering efforts to battle the fires, which have burned more acres in the last week than what usually burns in a year, Interior Minister Carolina Tohá told reporters. “The evolution of climate change shows us again and again that this has a centrality and a capacity to cause an impact that we have to internalize much more,” Tohá said. “Chile is one of the countries with the highest vulnerability to climate change, and this isn’t theory but rather practical experience.” (Reuters, The Guardian, AP, Washington Post $, CNN, New York Times $; Climate Signals background: Wildfires)