100 homes lost in Chile slum fire

Videos shot by local Totti Espinoza during the afternoon show dark heavy plumes of smoke coming out of the fire.

The presidential delegate for the Tamarugal province, Miguel Angel Quezada, said the fire had been extinguished on Monday (January 10) night. Quezada also said many of the destroyed homes were built in an irregular urban settlement.

Authorities have set up shelters for the 280 affected families.

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