Nearly a hundred separate fires have devastated the central region. One town - Santa Olga - has been completely destroyed.

People survey the remains of burnt houses as wildfires ravage wide swaths of the country's central region, with Santa Olga among the worst-affected areas, Chile, January 27, 2017.
People survey the remains of burnt houses as wildfires ravage wide swaths of the country's central region, with Santa Olga among the worst-affected areas, Chile, January 27, 2017.

Firefighters in Chile are continuing to battle the worst wildfires in the country's history.

Nearly a hundred separate fires have devastated the central region. One town - Santa Olga - has been completely destroyed.

TRT World's Jon Brain reports.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies