|Firemen work at the scene of a fire in Jingning She Autonomous County, east China's Zhejiang Province, April 15, 2013. The fire broke out at around 8:50 p.m. local time in the old downtown area of Jingning. The number of casualties is not yet known. Firefighters are rushing to put out the fire. (Xinhua/Li Suren)
NANCHANG, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 700 firefighters have been dispatched to put out a forest fire in east China's Jiangxi Province, local authorities said Monday.
The fire broke out around 3 p.m. in the mountains of Dexing City, and is continuing to burn, sources with the provincial forest fire prevention command bureau said.
A preliminary investigation found that the fire started when someone burned wild grass to clear the land for a new round of planting.
No casualties have been reported.