CHINA 6 arrested after forest fire in NE Beijing

CHINA

6 arrested after forest fire in NE Beijing

By Shan Xin and Huang Jingjing | People's Daily app

18:11, March 30, 2019

Six villagers were arrested after setting weeds on fire while fixing water pipes, which ignited a forest fire in Miyun, northeastern Beijing on Saturday. 

The fire was put out Sunday morning after engulfing 259 hectares of forests.

(Video: Weibo of China National Radio)

A total of 900 firefighters and armed police have been sent to fight the fire, with two-thirds from Miyun District and the others from its neighbor in the south - Pinggu District - which was also affected by the fire from strong winds.

The national headquarters for forest and grassland fire prevention sent a warning on Friday, calling for nationwide authorities to tighten fire prevention efforts during this period.

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