Forest fires in Chile’s Valparaiso leave people homeless on Christmas | AFP

Aerial images of damage caused by forest fire in the Chilean tourist port city of Valparaiso. More than 245 houses have been destroyed, nearly 2,000 people are without electricity and 12 firefighters have been injured.

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Chile: red alert and over 150 houses destroyed by fires in Valparaiso | AFP

Some 150 houses have been destroyed, nearly 2,000 people are without electricity and 12 firefighters have been injured in an ongoing voracious forest fire that affects the tourist Chilean port of Valparaiso. ++ ATTN CLIENT COMPLETE VIDI1NB0EJ_EN ++

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Unesco’s Valparaiso bears the scars of recent protests in Chile | AFP

Commercial premises burned and looted; broken glass, showcases covered with metal panels, the port of Valparaiso, cultural heritage of humanity of Unesco, shows the wounds of social protests that extends for almost two months in Chile.

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Residents of the ‘Chilean Chernobyl’ warn of pollution, poisoning | AFP

Five decades after Chile allowed the installation of an industrial zone on its central coast, about an hour north of port city Valparaiso, residents of the area — which Greenpeace has nicknamed the “Chilean Chernobyl” — complain of intoxication, pollution, and sickness.

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Clashes break out in Valparaiso as Chile protests continue | AFP

Police in the Chilean city of Valparaiso use tear gas against protesters as thousands of people march toward the seat of Chile’s Congress following more than a week of mass protests.

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Aerial shots of thousands of protesters in streets of Chile | AFP

Aerial shots show thousands of protesters in Valparaiso, Chile, who continue to fill the streets after the country’s worst violence in decades erupted on Friday, initially triggered by an increase in metro fares.. IMAGES

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Large Valparaiso blaze forces residents to evacuate

At least 100 homes went up in flames and around 400 people were forced to evacuate the area of the coastal Chilean city of Valparaiso.
No fatalities have been reported. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

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