Wildfires destroy 75 homes in Chile

Valparaiso, Chile fire

Photo by @ClimaValpso

Dozens of homes, at least 75 according to reports, have been destroyed in a wildfire in Valparaiso, Chile that started Thursday afternoon. About 600 residents were forced to evacuate in the Rodelillo and Los Placeres neighborhoods of the city. Some locals complained that the response from firefighters was slow and there was not an adequate amount of water available at fire hydrants.

Valparaiso fire

One of the fires in Rodelillo – Valparaiso, Chile, Yesterday (ayer) and Today (hoy). Photo by @ClimaValpso


Thanks go out to Dick