The fire started in the town of Talca, which is about 158 miles south of the capital Santiago, around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Four people are dead, including two children, after a terrible fire at what is said to be an orphanage in Chile.
The fire started at a building in the city of Talca, which is about 158 miles south of the capital Santiago, at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Firefighters are fighting the fire and are reportedly still looking for more people who may be trapped inside the building.
Terrible footage was shared on social media appearing to show flames flowing out of the building, with the roof charred.
Talca Fire officials said tragically four people died in the fire, including two children.
They have not been identified but reports claim they are of Venezuelan nationality.
Local media reports that firefighters said the intensity of the fire prevented them from rescuing those inside the building.
Eight firefighters are reportedly at the scene bringing the fire under control.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, reports say a forecast is that of a gas candy explosion.
Although it has not been confirmed some reports say the building was a shelter for migrants.
Talca’s chief prosecutor Hector de La Fuene arrived on the scene to cooperate with the incident. Talca Fire Department is also beginning an investigation into the cause of the fire.
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