Hundreds help stamp out Yen Bai forest fire
  • | dtinews.vn | March 26, 2024 09:23 AM
Nearly 200 people joined firefighting efforts on Monday to control a large forest blaze in the northern province of Yen Bai.

The fire starts at 1.30 pm on March 25.

Chairman of Lao Chai Commune People's Committee, Giang A Lu, told Dantri/Dtinews that the fire had been brought under control as of Tuesday morning.

"The fire started at 1.30 pm on March 25 in a forest near the villages of Dao Cu Nha and Hu Tru Linh," he said. "A resident noticed the fire and informed local authorities. We sent out a rescue team who arrived soon after to work with soldiers and local people to bring the fire under control.

A forest fire occurs in Mu Cang Chai District, Yen Bai Province on March 25.

"Dry weather and strong winds combined with difficult mountainous terrain had created challenges for firefighters attempting to control the blaze. By Monday evening, nearly 200 people had been mobilised to prevent the fire from spreading," he added.

According to the official, the fire might have been caused by the prolonged dry weather.

There have not been reports on the damage caused by the fire.

Yen Bai reported at least five forest fires in Mu Cang Chai, Tram Tau districts and Nghia Lo Town over the past month. Most of the fires broke out after people had burnt dry grass on their rice farms and the flames had spread to local forests.

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