SW China forest fire under control

SW China forest fire under control

08 January 2014

published by www.ecns.cn

USA — Firefighters have controlled a forest fire that broke out on Monday in southwest China’s Yunnan province, local authorities said on Tuesday.

As of 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, over 1,200 locals and firefighters had started to clear the affected area of forest near Xinjian village, Jinjiang Township of Shangri-La county, said the county’s publicity department.

The forest fire had engulfed an area of eight hectares on the steep mountain, which is about 180 km away from Shangri-La County.

No casualties have been reported in the fire so far. The area is not a tourist site.

Local police are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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