Fire extends to north China prairie from Russia

HOHHOT, April 18 (Xinhua) -- A fire in Russia has spread to the neighboring prairie in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Thursday.


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The fire, which was spread to the prairie in New Barag Left Banner, Hulunbuir City, was reported at 12:50 pm Thursday.

The local forest fire department immediately dispatched 60 firefighters to the fire site. Efforts are being made to put out the fire and prevent it from further extension.