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Fire destroys forest in Nghệ An

Update: March, 21/2016 - 12:30
The fire lasted four days and destroyed hundreds of ha of forest. — Photo tintuc.vn

NGHỆ AN — A fire on Pu Mô Mountain in the central Nghệ An Province’s Kỳ Sơn District has destroyed hundreds of hectares of forests.

The fire was stamped out yesterday after four days.

Local authorities mobilised thousands of people, including police, soldiers and the local people, to join the fire-fighting work.

A district official told Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that the fire broke out at a height of about 1,700m and the firefighters had walk five hours to reach the site.

There was 40cm to 50cm thick vegetation in the area, making it harder to extinguish the fire, he said. — VNS

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