CHINA Firefighters exhausted after putting out a mountain fire in South China

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Firefighters exhausted after putting out a mountain fire in South China

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21:34, December 08, 2019

A mountain fire broke out in the southern Chinese city of Foshan on Thursday. The fire on the northwest and northeast of the mountain was put out on Sunday morning after 28 hours of nonstop working by 610 firemen. The firefighters were exhausted after the rescue. They fell asleep on the ground. (Photo: People's Daily Online; Compiled by Huang Dongpeng)

The firefighters were exhausted after the rescue. They fell asleep on the ground.

Six re-ignition points appeared on the west, northwest, northeast, and east sections of the mountain due to a rise in temperature and winds, according to an aerial survey on Sunday.

Six hundred ten people from the Fujian Forest Fire Corps and its maneuvering team were responsible for four fire zones, and two other areas were handled by the local professional fire brigade.

At present, each of the teams performs its own functions. They are working hard to extinguish the fire by means of combining ground-air coordination and with efforts on the ground.

Due to strong winds, the smoky atmosphere, and dense vegetation, rescue progress has been slow.

The firefighters were exhausted after the rescue. They fell asleep on the ground.

Firefighters take an oath to be the loyal "night watchman" of the people!

Fires restarted during the day because of the rise in temperature and winds. The firefighters were called into the battle once more.

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