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    Peru fire leaves hundreds homeless

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Hundreds of people are homeless after a huge fire swept through a settlement in the northern coastal city of Chimbote.

    Local media have reported that early signs showed that the fire started in the kitchen of one of the homes in the camp and quickly spread.

    Several gas canisters exploded, spreading the fire. Almost 800 residents are homeless with 250 homes having been destroyed.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports.