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Forest fire breaks out in E China

English.news.cn   2013-04-15 22:40:35            


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.

Editor: Fu Peng
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