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2,000 mobilized to put out China forest fire

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-15 18:03
HARBIN -- More than 1,000 professional fire fighters and another 1,000 volunteers were mobilized Saturday to put out a fire that raged through a forest in northeast China.

The fire broke out in Sanwu Forest in Heilongjiang province at 11:40 am Saturday. By 5 pm, professional fire fighters have entered the forest while the volunteers are on the standby.

The scale of damage is not immediately clear while the cause is being investigated.

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