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


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Aerial firefighting in Chile

Here is a video of some excellent single engine air tanker work in Chile. The pilots appear to be very skilled, making very accurate drops. Almost all of the video was taken from the air. The sound track, all music, is very loud.

I used Babel Fish to translate the description… it’s pretty rough:

“Forest fire video in Chile this I complete veranno of the 2008, from its base in aerodromo of Litral in Quillon these airships salian day to day to fight fires next to the terrestrial brigades and firemen with the support of conaf.”