Fire­fight­ers bat­tle blaze on bor­der

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

More than 200 fire­fight­ers from the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­ton­o­mous re­gion were bat­tling a grass­land fire on Mon­day that crossed the Sino-Mon­go­lian bor­der into China. Ac­cord­ing to re­gional for­est police, it will be dif­fi­cult to ex­tin­guish the blaze that crossed the bor­der on Thurs­day and has raged in New Barag Left Ban­ner near the city of Hu­lun­buir for sev­eral days. A heat wave has af­fected north­ern China, in­clud­ing In­ner Mon­go­lia, since last week. Ow­ing to high tem­per­a­tures, an on­go­ing drought and strong winds, the blaze has spread quickly. No ca­su­al­ties have been re­ported in China.

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