BINH DINH (VNS) — Firefighters and soldiers stamped out a forest fire on Ba Hoa mountain in the northern province of Binh Dinh yesterday.
More than 800 firefighters, soldiers and community members were mobilised to put out the fire, which started at 10am on Saturday.
The fire destroyed some 20ha of forest, including trees that were between 10 to 15 years old.
According to an initial investigation, the fire was caused when a local resident burned incense and votive papers on the mountain.
Meanwhile, a forest fire in the central province of Quang Ngai last Saturday destroyed 10ha of forest and injured two people. The fire was caused by a local couple's burning of a terraced field. It was stamped out the same day. — VNS