Tag Archives: China

Dry Conditions, Wind, Contributed to Fatal China Wildfire

18 firefighters and guide killed in blaze     BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say dry conditions, high temperatures and a sudden change in wind direction all contributed to the deaths of 19 people in a forest fire in mountainous ...

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Firefighters Among 19 Killed in Forest Fire in China

Wildfire in same area of previous fatal fire     BEIJING (AP) — Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and hundreds of reinforcements were sent to fight the blaze and evacuate nearby residents, ...

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Lightning Caused Wildfire that Killed Firefighters in China

Point of origin found in deadly wildfire     BEIJING (AP) — Lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers in one of the country’s deadliest days for first ...

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Wildfire in China that Killed 27 Firefighters Contained

Changing winds trapped firefighters in a remote area     BEIJING (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday had contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues, in one ...

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At Least 27 Firefighters Killed Fighting Forest Fire in China

Search underway for others missing in Sichuan forest fire     BEIJING (AP) —A fire high in the mountains of western China’s Sichuan province has killed 30 firefighters and others, the government said Monday. The deaths occurred after a change ...

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