DAYANGSHU, Inner Mongolia — Fire fighters and forest policemen are continuing fighting forest fires in the Greater Khingan Range, a major base of virgin forest reserve in north China.
Fire fighters extinguish forest fires in the Greater Khingan Range, a major base of virgin forest reserve in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on May 6, 2006
By 6:00 p.m. Saturday, the fire was basically put out in Jiwen forest bureau, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Butthe fire at the woods under the jurisdiction of the Dayangshu forestry bureau in Oroqen Autonomous Banner, Inner Mongolia, was still out of control, according to the local fire-fighting headquarters.
The two sites feature mix forests of coniferous and broadleaf trees, sources with the headquarters said.
On Friday noon, fires broke out at the Dayangshu forest bureau and on Friday night, fire was reported at the Jiwen bureau.
Currently, nearly 2,000 people are fighting the fire, the sources said.
Investigation into the case of the fire is under way. Local authorities believed longtime drought and relatively high temperature might have led to the forest fires.
The whole Great Khingan Range has been at the risk of fire since April 20,the sources said.