Santa Olga, 240 kilometres south of Santiago, on January 26, 2017

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In Santa Olga, 1,000 houses within the city have been razed to the bottom

Extra worldwide assist has been arriving in Chile to assist the nation battle the worst wildfire within the nation’s trendy historical past.

Russia has despatched a super-tanker plane able to carrying tons of water to douse the fires.

The collection of fast-spreading fires principally in Chile’s central area, are being fanned by sturdy winds, excessive temperatures and a protracted drought.

One city, Santa Olga, has been fully destroyed by the blaze.

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The charred stays of 1 individual have been discovered within the city – 6,000 residents fled unhurt

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Individuals took their animals with them as the fireplace unfold

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Many individuals have been left homeless and in despair

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A number of blazes have ravaged 238,000 hectares (588,000 acres) throughout Chile – the Nationwide Forestry Company says they’re nonetheless rising

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Firefighters have been mourning the deaths of 5 of their colleagues who died serving to individuals transfer out of hazard

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