www.xinhuanet.com
XINHUA online
CHINA VIEW
VIEW CHINA
 Breaking News China finishes building world's highest railway to Tibet    China starts selecting women taikonauts    G20 finance, bank chiefs meeting opens in Beijing    Ukrainian president sacks prosecutor general    Sunni-dominated province possibly to veto Iraqi charter    Daniel Craig to be new Bond    
Home  
China  
World  
Business  
Technology  
Opinion  
Culture/Edu  
Sports  
Entertainment  
Life/Health  
Travel  
Weather  
RSS  
  About China
  Map
  History
  Constitution
  CPC & Other Parties
  State Organs
  Local Leadership
  White Papers
  Statistics
  Major Projects
  English Websites
  BizChina
- Conferences & Exhibitions
- Investment
- Bidding
- Enterprises
- Policy update
- Technological & Economic Development Zones
Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers
   News Photos Voice People BizChina Feature About us   
Forest fire in Inner Mongolia brought under control
www.chinaview.cn 2005-10-14 20:03:17

    HOHHOT, Oct. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- The forest fire that broke out Wednesday night in a mountain area of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has been under control, local government said Friday afternoon.

    A total of 1,387 fire fighters and forest police officers were mobilized Thursday evening to put out the forest fire in the Gaojishan forestry located in the Uynur Township of the Hulun BuirCity.

    By the early morning of Friday, most of the fires had been quenched. There was no strong wind in the afternoon in the forestry, so the fire did not recover and was "basically brought under control," according to local officials.

    No casualties have been reported.

    Forest police officers and staff members of the forestry are still stationed there to clear the scenes and guard against more fires.

    The Gaojishan mountain area is covered with thick springwood ofbirch and has a very complicated topography. The cause of the fireis still under investigation. Enditem

  Related Story
Copyright ©2003 Xinhua News Agency. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.