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Forest fires rage for hours in Bình Dương, Điện Biên

Update: March, 10/2016 - 09:39

HÀ NỘI(VNS) – Three forest fires happened in Dầu Tiếng District, the southern province of Bình Dương during just two days of March 8 and 9, destroying more than 4 hectares of natural forest.

All the three fires took place high on Cậu Mountain, which caused difficulties to firefighters.

Head of the provincial forest ranger department said investigation is underway for the cause of the fires.

The department issued warning for forest fire at highest level in early March after a series of fires broke out as a consequence of prolonged hot weather.

In the northern province of Điện Biên, a forest fire began on the early hour yesterday. Around 200 people fought to put out the fire, which subdued by 17h30 the same day.

Nearly 100 ha of forests, mostly trees dried out from the record snow and freezing weather earlier this year, were burnt down.--VNS


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