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Valparaíso wildfire: Raging forest fires engulf Chilean city

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People look at their gutted house in Valparaíso, Chile. Photo: 24 December 2019Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A lot of homes possess been gutted by the fires

No longer no longer as a lot as 50 homes possess been engulfed by swiftly transferring woodland fires in the Chilean city of Valparaíso, prompting a mass evacuation.

The entire city’s firefighters possess been deployed to kind out the fires in the Rocuant and San Roque areas.

Vitality used to be in the reduction of to about 90,000 prospects in the placement as a precautionary measure.

Valparaíso Mayor Jorge Piquant told Canal 24 Horas that the fires had been started “deliberately”. There possess been no experiences of any casualties.

“Within the intervening time, emergency groups from all over Valparaíso are working, the spend of land and air resources, in two areas in the increased share of the city,” the mayor stated.

He added that sturdy winds and excessive temperatures possess been exacerbating the problem. Valparaíso is one of Chile’s greatest cities and a predominant port on the Pacific.

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Image caption Valparaíso’s firefighters are searching to possess the fires
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Image caption Firefighting helicopters possess additionally been deployed
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Image caption Residents possess desperately tried to salvage their non-public property in the festive duration

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