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SW China fire affects 120, damages 60 houses

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-02-21 20:30

SW China fire affects 120, damages 60 houses

The Wenquan Village after a fire is seen in Jianhe County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Southwest China's Guizhou province, Feb 21, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

GUIYANG - A fire that broke out on Saturday evening in Southwest China's Guizhou province has affected 120 people and damaged 60 houses, local authorities said on Sunday.

The fire started at around 6 pm in Wenquan Village, Jianhe County, according to the county government.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze at around 11 pm on Saturday. Local residents have been safely evacuated, and no casualties were reported.

Further investigation is under way.

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