The forest fire in Qingyuan county started around 1.30pm on Friday and spread quickly because of strong wind gusts. Photo: Weibo

Firefighters battle to control forest fire in northern China in gale-force winds

  • Nearly 3,000 hectares of forest have been destroyed in Qingyuan, Shanxi
  • It comes after six firefighters were killed trying to tackle a blaze in the same county earlier this month
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The forest fire in Qingyuan county started around 1.30pm on Friday and spread quickly because of strong wind gusts. Photo: Weibo
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