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SW China forest fire under control

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-01-22 13:35
KUNMING - A forest fire that has lasted for almost two days has been brought under control in southwest China's Yunnan Province, government authorities said Sunday.

More than 2,000 people fought the blaze, which broke out around 2:40 p.m. Friday in a remote village in Yulong County.

The fire was largely under control, with helicopters used to extinguish the remaining fire points in the forest as of 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

One house in the village was burned down, and no casualties have been so far.

Local forest police investigating the cause of the fire have offered a cash reward of 50,000 yuan (7,300 U.S. dollars) for information.
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