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Fire kills 8 in east China city


11:40, February 23, 2013

A police officer investigates a fire-stricken residential building in Muxi Village of Zeguo Town, Wenling, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 23, 2013. A fire that broke out here early Saturday morning has killed eight people before it was put out an hour later. Wenling's fire department said the fire occurred at 2:59 a.m. (1859 GMT) and burnt three residential houses in Zeguo Town. An investigation is underway. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

HANGZHOU, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- A fire that broke out early Saturday morning in Wenling City, east China's Zhejiang Province, has killed eight people before it was contained 4 hours later.

The city's fire department said the fire, which occurred at 2:59 a.m., burnt three residential houses in Zeguo Township.

An investigation is under way.

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