Forest fire put out after five days
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.