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Forest fire extinguished in SW China's Yunnan Province

Xinhua,May 15, 2020 Adjust font size:

The forest fire that broke out in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Thursday has been extinguished, local authorities said Friday.

The fire started at around 2 p.m. Thursday in Tianba Village in Jinning District of Kunming, the provincial capital. A total of 610 firefighters and other emergency response personnel were sent to battle the fire, the publicity department of the district said.

The fire was put out around 9:24 p.m. An initial investigation shows that the fire scorched an area of 15 hectares. The cause of the fire is being investigated. Enditem