CHINA Strong wind, blowing sand fuel prairie blazes in Inner Mongolia

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Strong wind, blowing sand fuel prairie blazes in Inner Mongolia

By Zhang Cheng | People's Daily app

17:19, April 20, 2019

A total of 125 firefighters have been sent to the Sino-Russian border after a prairie fire broke out in Manzhouli, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to the local fire brigade. 

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(Photos: People's Daily app)

However, continuous gale-force winds have complicated firefighting efforts. According to the local meteorological observatory, the gale will last another 24 hours, accompanied by blowing sand. 

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The burned out areas haven't been named and rescue work is underway. 

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(Compiled by Shan Xin)

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