Firefighting operation ongoing in Inner Mongolian primeval forest

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Hundreds of firefighters are making great efforts to control a wildfire on Friday in a primeval forest in the city of Hulun Buir in north China’s Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.

Fire fighting operation ongoing in Inner Mongolian primeval forest

Fire fighting operation ongoing in Inner Mongolian primeval forest

Hundreds of fire fighters are making great efforts to control a wildfire on Friday in a primeval forest in the city of Hulun Buir in north China's Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.

The fire broke out at around 18:30 on Thursday in the Qiqian Forest Farm in Daxing’anling Mountain Forest Areas. Some 250 forest police officers have rushed to the forest by helicopter for the fire fighting operation. There are nearly 300 others on standby.

The inaccessibility and transport hurdles due to complex terrain challenged the fire fighters. High temperature in the region has also made the operation more difficult.

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