The fire broke out in the town of Talca, about 255 miles south of the capital, Santiago, around 10 p.m. on Tuesday
Four people, including two children, died in a fire in an orphanage in Chile.
The fire broke out on Tuesday at around 10 p.m. in a building in the city of Talca, which is about 260 kilometers south of the capital Santiago.
The fire brigade is fighting the fire and is said to be still looking for other people who could be trapped in the building.
Terrifying footage was shared on social media that appeared to show flames rising from the building with the roof charred.
Officials from the Talca Fire Department said four people, including two children, were killed in the flames.
They have not been identified, but are reported to be Venezuelan citizens.
Local media reports that the firefighters said the intensity of the fire made it impossible to save the people in the building.
Eight firefighters should be on site and bring the fire under control.
While the cause of the fire is still being investigated, a preliminary view is believed to be that of an explosion from a gas cylinder.
Although it has not been confirmed, some reports say the building was a haven for migrants.
Talca’s chief prosecutor, Hector de la Fuene, arrived at the scene to support the incident. The Talca fire brigade is also initiating investigations into the cause of the fire.
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