Chile’s worst wildfire destroys town as help arrives

KALAHAN DENGSanta Olga, 240 kilometres south of Santiago, on January 26, 2017

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

Russia has sent a super-tanker aircraft capable of carrying tons of water to douse the fires.A woman takes a break while working to clean up the debris after a forest fire devastated Santa Olga, 240 kilometres south of Santiago, on January 26, 2017.

The series of fast-spreading fires, mostly in Chile’s central region, are being fanned by strong winds, high temperatures and a prolonged drought.People leave San Ramon in a car taking their horse by the reins after a forest fire devastated the nearby town of Santa Olga

One town, Santa Olga, has been destroyed by the blazeA firefighter mourns in the coastal resort of Llico, 26 January 2017