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Forest fire in Yunnan quenched
www.chinaview.cn 2006-04-18 14:36:22

    KUNMING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- After several days of hard work, fire fighters have finally quenched the forest fires at two sites in southwest China's Yunnan Province, the local fire fighting headquarters said on Tuesday.

    The fire close to the scenic Yulong (Jade Dragon) Snow Mountain was put out at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, six days after it flared up last Wednesday in forests 15 kilometers from the mountain and the famed tourist town of Lijiang.

    At another fire site in Mount Baoshan, fire fighters extinguished all visible flames Tuesday, more than 70 hours after fires engulfed the forests. To avoid dying cinders glowing again, more than 2,000 soldiers and civilians are still watching closely at the site.

    On Monday, fire fighters put out the forest fire on Cangshan Mountain, close to the scenic town of Dali.

    The fires have injured no one and posed little threat to the local tourist industry. Tourists from across the world have continued to flock to Yunnan Province over the past weekend, said Sun Fang, head of the fire fighting headquarters. Enditem

Editor: Yang Lei
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