CHINA Firefighters battle forest fire in Sichuan

CHINA

Firefighters battle forest fire in Sichuan

China Daily

11:26, April 01, 2020

A forest fire has been rekindled by wind at the Lushan scenic area in Xichang, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on March 31, 2020. The fire reached close to Guangfu Temple, residential areas and schools. Firefighters from Chengdu, Ziyang, Yaan and Meishan arrived at the sites for help. The fire, which broke out on Monday afternoon, has killed 18 firefighters and a guide. [Photo by Liu Zhongjun/chinadaily.com.cn]

A forest fire has been rekindled by wind at the Lushan scenic area in Xichang, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on March 31, 2020. [Photo by Liu Zhongjun/chinadaily.com.cn]

A helicopter drops water in a bid to extinguish a forest fire in Xichang, Sichuan province, on March 31, 2020. ZHONG YUAN/FOR CHINA DAILY

Firefighters from Chengdu spray water on buildings in Guangfu Temple on March 31, 2020. [Photo by Liu Zhongjun/chinadaily.com.cn]

Firefighters from Meishan wear masks before going to prevent the fire in Xichang University on March 31, 2020. [Photo by Liu Zhongjun/chinadaily.com.cn]

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