Guangdong wildfire threatens a College, thousands of students evacuated

Guangdong wildfire threatens a College, thousands of students evacuated

25 April 2011

published by hken.ibtimes.com


China — A wildfire in a hill near Huizhou College of China’s Guangdong has forced the evacuation of thousands of students in this College, local media reported on Sunday.

About 300 people, including Related departments and nearby residents, have begun fire-fighting actions. However, due to the dry weather, the fire spread rapidly so that people could reached the fire.

A owner of a fish pound ignited the weeds nearby the fish pond beside the burned hill without paying attention so that the fire spread to the hill, said Liu Zhenliang, the leader of Forest Branch of Huizhou Municipal Public Security Bureau. It caused the wildfire.

So far, there is no official casualty reports.


A wildfire in a hill near Huizhou College of China’s Guangdong has forced the
evacuation of thousands of students in this College, local media reported on Sunday.


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