After fires in Valparaiso, Chile, were declared under control Thursday, clean-up efforts begun.
The fire has still not been extinguished completely, as of Friday morning, but the damage has already been done. The blaze started Sunday as a forest fire but quickly expanded and destroyed near 3,000 homes and killed 15 people according to officials.
Sparks fly carried by the wind as a large forest fire reaches urban areas in Valparaiso, Chile, Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, hopes to restore hope to the city amongst the tragedy, CBN News reported.
"What we're looking at in terms of reconstruction is how to rebuild in a more orderly manner, better and more worthy," Bachelet said in an interview with radio station El Dario de Cooperativa.
For the clean-up and rebuilding process over the next week, more dry weather is expected. Sunshine with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s F (18-20 degrees C) will continue into the early part of the new week, making it rather comfortable for volunteers and those aiding the city.
However, the continuing dry weather could spark more fires.
As AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Alan Reppert described, higher winds off the waters of the South Pacific Ocean, like those that occurred during the fire are common for this time of year. Combined with the little rain Chile has seen as of late, this is prime weather for quickly spreading wildfires.
The rainy season for the area does not begin until May, with the peak of the wettest weather in June or July. However, following what was a drier-than-normal wet season last year, the wildfire threat could continue later than May.
Dry conditions and above-normal temperatures are expected for Super Bowl Sunday in Santa Clara, California.
Warmer air will build from California to Washington on Monday and Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels.
The new week will bring more opportunities for snow to create slick travel in the northeastern United States, starting with a winter storm set to sideswipe New England on Monday.
Cold and snow showers are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers clash for the Super Bowl 50 title in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, they will do so in one of the most energy-efficient stadiums in the world.
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Taiwan shortly before 4 a.m. local time on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Boston, MA (1861)
46 degrees on this date, -14 degrees on the 8th, and 60 degrees on the 11th.
Lake Placid, NY (1980)
Still waiting for snow for the 1980 Win- ter Olympics.
Door County, WI (1985)
Up to 30 in. of snow over the past 2 days in parts of Door County, WI (NW of Green Bay). Lake squalls.