70 fires break out in north forests
Forest fire breaks out in NE China
02 June 2012
published by www.chinadaily.com.cn
China — HARBIN – A forest fire broke out Saturday morning on a nature reserve in the Greater Hinggan Mountains in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, local authorities said.
The fire remained out of control as of 12:00 pm, local forest fire prevention authorities said.
Nearly 6,300 people have been mobilized to extinguish the fire, the provincial forest fire prevention headquarters said.
Local authorities said a smoke column was first spotted on the Nanweng River Nature Reserve at 9:30 am Saturday. A satellite monitoring report confirmed the fire’s location later.
No casualties have been reported.
The cause of the fire remains unclear.