Firefighters work to put out the forest fire as it approaches a petrol station in Xichang, Sichuan province on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE Firefighters work to put out the forest fire as it approaches a petrol station in Xichang, Sichuan province on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Firefighters work to put out the forest fire as it approaches a petrol station in Xichang, Sichuan province on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Thousands battle forest fire in Sichuan that killed 18 firefighters and a local guide

  • Wind shifted, leaving them surrounded by flames in the mountainous region
  • Emergency workers and volunteers are still trying to contain the huge blaze

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Firefighters work to put out the forest fire as it approaches a petrol station in Xichang, Sichuan province on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE Firefighters work to put out the forest fire as it approaches a petrol station in Xichang, Sichuan province on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Firefighters work to put out the forest fire as it approaches a petrol station in Xichang, Sichuan province on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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