A fire in the north-western Colombian town of Riosucio, in the Choco department, destroyed at least 60 houses and left some 100 families homeless, local media reported on Sunday.
According to the reports, the fire broke out around 7:30PM on Saturday and grew rapidly because the wooden houses in the poor neighborhood caught fire easily.
Local authorities were forced to call in assistance from fire departments from the neighboring Antioquia department.
According to a preliminary report by the fire department, the fire started in the local bar and almost immediately jumped to neighboring buildings.
There are no reports of injuries.