Almost 1,000 People Fighting Forest Fire in NE China
    2009-04-28 00:34:14     Xinhua      Web Editor: Chu Daye
 

Almost 1,000 people in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province are fighting a forest fire, according to the local government.

The fire was reported at 1 p.m. in Yinanhe Forest Farm in northern Heilongjiang. More than 910 people, including 680 fire-fighters and 230 forest police, were battling the fire as of 7:30 p.m., according to provincial government.

Another 1,150 people are rushing to the scene to help.

The burnt area and cause of the fire are not immediately available.

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