Chile: Helicopters douse fire that destroyed dozens of homes

Authorities believe arson caused the fire, which swept through neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Valparaiso.

    A wildfire has destroyed an estimated 150 homes in Chile and injured a dozen firefighters.

    It started in a forest near Valparaiso, west of the capital Santiago, and quickly spread into residential areas.

    Authorities believe arson caused the fire and have put a red alert in place in the port city.

     

    Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports.


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