Forest fire in Inner Mongolia extinguished

HOHHOT, July 8 (Xinhua) -- A fire that broke out in a primeval forest in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Sunday has been basically put out, after an overnight battle by more than 300 firefighters.

The fire was reported around 11 a.m. Sunday. Flames raged across a total length of 3.1 km at two spots in Xikouzi forest farm in the northern part of the Greater Khingan Mountains, before they were put out, according to the firefighting headquarters.

More than 120 firefighters are still clearing embers in the area to prevent from reigniting. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

[ Editor: WPY ]


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