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Forest fire rages in south China

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-04-06 06:08

Forest fire rages in south China

View of the forest fire from a residential area in Wuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on April 4, 2015. [Photo/Sina Weibo]


NANNING - A forest fire that broke out on Sunday continues to rage in south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, local authorities said. No casualties has been reported.

The blaze broke out in a forest in Youjiang District of Baise City at 5:25 pm on Sunday. The burned area of forest has reached up to 300 mu (20 hectares) as of now.

A liquefied gas station was threatened due to the strong wind. Two fire trucks were dispatched to the scene. The fire around the station was extinguished at around 6:20 pm.

More than 50 firefighters are working to put out the blaze.

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