Fires threatens chilean city: Residents flee in the middle of julefejring

the 90,000 homes without electricity, while residents may escape from the forest fires near the chilean Valparaíso. forest fires are threatening areas of Rocu

Fires threatens chilean city: Residents flee in the middle of julefejring

the 90,000 homes without electricity, while residents may escape from the forest fires near the chilean Valparaíso.

forest fires are threatening areas of Rocuant and San Roque near the chilean city of Valparaíso, with a population of barely 300,000 people.

It writes to the BBC on Wednesday.

at Least 80 houses have been swallowed up by the naturbrandene, fast moving, and all of the city's firefighters has been put in to fight the fires.

at the same time 90,000 customers without electricity as a result of preventive measures, while a greater number of people have been asked to leave their homes.

so far there are no reports of deaths, writes the BBC.

the City's mayor, Jorge Sharp, has to Canal 24 Horas said that the fires are attached.

- Right now, the work of rescue teams from all over the Valparaíso with both water - and luftressourcer in two of the upper parts of the city, said the mayor.

A witness tells Reuters that the residents of the city had to flee in the middle of the celebration of christmas eve.

the Flames have been fuelled by high summer temperatures and strong winds.

They began in a wooded area and has since spread to the city, shall brandmyndighederne according to Reuters.

Valparaíso is a well-known tourist destination because of the colorful houses with half-timbering.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 25 December 2019, 13:00

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