CHINA Over 2,000 sent to battle forest fire in China's Yunnan

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Over 2,000 sent to battle forest fire in China's Yunnan

Xinhua

17:14, March 31, 2020

KUNMING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Over 2,000 people have been sent to battle a fire that started Sunday in southwestern China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Tuesday.

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(Photos:cnr.cn)

The fire started at around 4:50 p.m. Sunday in Shangri-La economic development zone in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Strong winds and steep slopes have increased difficulties for putting out the fire, according to the local publicity department.

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The local authorities are continuing to send professional firefighters to the site. The work is still underway.

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