For­est fire put out af­ter five days

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

A for­est fire that lasted for five days in the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­tonomous re­gion was put out on June 6, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties said. The fire started on June 1 in the Hanma Na­tional Na­ture Re­serve, in the north­ern area of the Greater Hing­gan Moun­tains, and spread to neigh­bor­ing Hei­longjiang province by the af­ter­noon of June 3. It was put out at around 10 am on June 6. The fire burned around 5,100 hectares of for­est, with 4,500 hectares in In­ner Mon­go­lia and 600 hectares in Hei­longjiang, ac­cord­ing to the fire depart­ment in the na­ture re­serve. Thou­sands of armed po­lice, for­est po­lice, mili­tia mem­bers and fire­fight­ers were sent to bat­tle the fire.

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