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Updated: 27/01/17 : 07:34:17

World :: Town destroyed in Chile wildfire

In Santa Olga, 1,000 homes in the town were razed to the ground

More international help has been arriving in Chile to help the country fight the worst wildfire in the country's modern history.

Russia has sent a super-tanker aircraft capable of carrying tons of water to douse the fires.

The series of fast-spreading fires mostly in Chile's central region, are being fanned by strong winds, high temperatures and a prolonged drought.

One town, Santa Olga, has been completely destroyed by the blaze.