Forest fire rages in South China's Guangxi

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-01-31 00:21
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A forest fire breaks out in Rongjiang town, Guilin city, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Jan 28. [Photo/CCTV]

NANNING -- A forest fire broke out on Saturday in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, and firefighters continued to battle the blaze as of 9 pm Monday, local authorities have said.

The fire started at approximately 9 pm Saturday in Rongjiang town, Guilin city, and has raged across over 16 hectares of forest, according to Guilin's emergency management bureau.

More than 500 firefighters and other emergency response personnel have been dispatched to tackle the blaze.

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