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Fire fighting continues in Heilongjiang

07-01-2010 08:34 BJT

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Today is the fifth day since the start of forest fires in the Greater Hinggan Mountains in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

More than 13,000 people have participated in putting out the blazes. The two biggest fire spots are now under control, however the unusually hot weather is creating more difficulties. A total of 40 forest fires have occurred since last Friday.

All blazes are said to be caused by heat lightening. The Greater Hinggan Mountains is a large timber producing base in China. The 80,000 square-kilometer area of pine forest is particularly vulnerable to fires in the hot season.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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