Six dead, two injured in fighting against forest fire in east China

10:23, February 06, 2011      

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Medical staff transfer an injured person as they arrive at a hospital in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 5, 2011. A forest fire occured in Fulin Village of Chun'an County in Zhejiang on Saturday, leaving six rescuers dead and two others wounded as of the press time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. (Xinhua/Tu Chun)

HANGZHOU, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Six fire fighters were killed, with another two injured in fighting against a forest fire in Chun'an County, east China's Zhejiang Province as of Saturday evening.

A forest fire started in Fulin Village in Chun'an County on Saturday morning. About 300 people including those from the local fire control station and villagers were involved in the firefighting.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.


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