Helicopters drop water on Chilean city after fire destroys 150 homes

Dozens left homeless after blaze sweeps through low-income neighbourhoods in port city of Valparaíso

Helicopters dropped water on the outskirts of the Chilean port city of Valparaíso to extinguish a fire that destroyed more than 150 homes on Wednesday.

Dozens of people living in the city’s Rocuant and San Roque hills sifted through the ruins of their homes after the fire, fanned by strong winds, swept through their neighbourhoods on Tuesday. Residents had been evacuated and there were no reports of casualties.

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Source: theguardian