Fire fighters put out a forest fire in Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan province in China on March 31, 2020. Photo: Xinhua Fire fighters put out a forest fire in Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan province in China on March 31, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
Fire fighters put out a forest fire in Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan province in China on March 31, 2020. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese authorities feel the heat after restricting lighters for fire safety concerns

  • In Mianning, only one shop per residential area will be allowed to sell a “fire-lighting product” while minors are completely banned from buying the products for the next three months.
  • The rules are meant to reduce the risk of starting out-of-control fires, but they are being criticised online.

Topic |   China Society
Fire fighters put out a forest fire in Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan province in China on March 31, 2020. Photo: Xinhua Fire fighters put out a forest fire in Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan province in China on March 31, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
Fire fighters put out a forest fire in Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan province in China on March 31, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
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