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In Pics | 400 homes engulfed by forest fire in Chilean city

Published on Dec 23, 2022 09:23 PM IST

A fire broke out in a Chilean seaside resort town named ‘Vina del Mar’ on Thursday killing at least two people and destroying or damaging nearly 400 homes. The unprecedented situation has prompted the government to declare a state of emergency as the officials continue to douse the huge fire. As per the news agency AFP, nearly 400 firefighters and 150 forest rangers engaged in dousing the fire which the officials said is likely to be controlled by Friday evening. The fire was caused due to forest fires, the flames of which were fanned by strong gusts of wind that spread from the upper areas of town and hills to the lowest, most inhabited sections of the city in a span of few hours.

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Aerial view of houses destroyed by a forest fire that affected the hills of Vina del Mar, Chile, taken Friday. The fire which broke out Thursday has promoted the government to declare a state of emergency.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 23, 2022 09:23 PM IST

Aerial view of houses destroyed by a forest fire that affected the hills of Vina del Mar, Chile, taken Friday. The fire which broke out Thursday has promoted the government to declare a state of emergency.(AFP)

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Hundreds of houses are located in the hills of Vina del Mar in the Valparaiso Region, Chile where the fire broke out killing at least two people.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 23, 2022 09:23 PM IST

Hundreds of houses are located in the hills of Vina del Mar in the Valparaiso Region, Chile where the fire broke out killing at least two people.(AFP)

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View of houses destroyed by the forest fire. The officials said the huge fire will possibly be controlled by the end of Friday.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 23, 2022 09:23 PM IST

View of houses destroyed by the forest fire. The officials said the huge fire will possibly be controlled by the end of Friday.(AFP)

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A woman cries after the forest fire destroyed her home.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman cries after the forest fire destroyed her home.(AFP)

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Firefighters work to control the huge fire.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 23, 2022 09:23 PM IST

Firefighters work to control the huge fire.(AFP)

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People embrace in the rubble of houses destroyed by the forest fire.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 23, 2022 09:23 PM IST

People embrace in the rubble of houses destroyed by the forest fire.(AFP)

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