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Mountain fire under control in S China

2019-December-8       Source: Xinhuanet.com

A fire that broke out in a mountainous area in south China's Guangdong Province has been brought under control, with no casualties reported, said the provincial emergency management office Friday night.

A fire that broke out in a mountainous area in south China's Guangdong Province has been brought under control, with no casualties reported, said the provincial emergency management office Friday night.

The fire started on a mountain in Gaoming District, Foshan, at 1:53 p.m. Thursday.

A total of 1,069 locals near the fire site were evacuated to safe areas. As of 8:00 p.m. Friday, 22 rescue teams of 2,423 people and helicopters had been dispatched to battle the fire.

Firefighters blamed the blaze on both the dry weather in Guangdong since September and strong winds since Thursday.

Editor: Monica Liu

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