At least 19 killed in China forest fire | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 01, 2020

At least 19 killed in China forest fire

Eighteen firefighters and one forestry guide died while fighting a huge forest fire in southwestern China, the local government said yesterday. State television footage showed large flames shooting into the sky from the mountains above the city of Xichang in Sichuan province, turning the sky orange. More than 1,200 local people have been evacuated from the worst-hit areas.

 

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