CHINA Forest fire extinguished in southwest China

CHINA

Forest fire extinguished in southwest China

Xinhua

14:43, February 17, 2019

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KUNMING, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- A forest fire has been extinguished in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Locals in Yijiu Village of the city of Anning reported the fire at noon on Saturday. Authorities mobilized more than 1,600 people and four helicopters to help put out the fire.

The fire engulfed about 8.6 hectares of bushes, but no casualties were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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