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15:41 Mar 22 2010

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Forest fire happens, no casualties reported
15:40, March 22, 2010  

A big fire started at 13:00 on March 21 in a forest of Zayul county in Tibet's Nyingchi Prefecture, with fire area of 400 mu. At present, 900 local cadres, soldiers and firefighters had been sent to put out the fire, according to Tibet Nyingchi Zayul county Fire Brigade.

This forest fire occurred at 500 meters away from the Zayul Middle School, 2 kilometers from the county. Forced by strong wind, the fire spread very rapidly through the mountain, local forestry officials said.

Up to now, the cause is still investigation and no casualties were reported.

Source: China Tibet Information Center

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