1,400 battling forest fire in China's Yunnan-Xinhua

1,400 battling forest fire in China's Yunnan

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-04-16 21:45:15

KUNMING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- More than 1,400 people, including firefighters and militia personnel, are racing against time to douse a forest fire raging in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

The fire erupted at Guanzhuang Village under the city of Anning on Thursday afternoon, according to municipal officials.

A total of 56 water trucks and machines, as well as helicopters, have been deployed to put out the blaze.

So far, no casualties have been reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

On Saturday, firefighters extinguished another forest fire that had raged since Tuesday in the city of Yuxi, also in Yunnan Province.