CHENGDU, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Over 2,000 people were dispatched to put out a forest fire in southwest China's Sichuan Province, a local fire department said.
The fire started at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in Muli County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture. It is estimated that the fire has spread over 15 hectares.
A total of 2,182 people were dispatched to the site on Monday. Artificial precipitation will also be implemented to help put out the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.