Fifteen people have died and 500 more were injured as raging wildfires spread through the Chilean coastal city of Valparaíso.
The fires first started on Saturday afternoon and quickly spread due to strong winds. As a result of their intense heat, they created their own winds, engulfing entire communities and destroying homes.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said the fires had grown to "dimensions never before seen".
Helicopters and planes have dumped water on hot spots from above while firefighters have been joined by soldiers and police officers to try to control the fires and carry out rescue missions on the ground.
At least 11,000 people have been left homeless and the devastating fires have destroyed more than 2,500 homes.
Many have returned to their homes, after being forced to evacuate, to find only ruins.
Evacuees have so far gathered in eight shelters in areas close to the coastal city. Aid has come in from across Chile and hundreds of young volunteers have appeared to help rescue efforts.
This has included transporting water bottles to the evacuated as well as using shovels to help people recover items from their former homes.