Drone Captures Unbelievable Scene Following Deadly Wildfires In Chile

The fires in Valparaiso consumed nearly 2,900 homes and killed 15 people while injuring hundreds more, according to Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo.

1. The fires started on Saturday and leaped from a hilltop to a densely populated area and may take up to 20 days to extinguish, according to Chile’s forestry agency.

2. As many as 12,500 people have been affected by the devastating wildfires.

3. While fire victims include middle-class families, thousands more lived in primitive conditions, sharing structures built on tiny ledges of land carved into the hills, the Associated Press reported.

4. Watch the full video captured by drone from Skyfilms:

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/92109310.

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