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Forest fire rages in south China, casualties unknown

(Xinhua)    10:07, April 06, 2015

NANNING, April 6 -- A forest fire that broke out on Sunday continues to rage in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said. No casualties has been reported.

The blaze broke out in a forest in Youjiang District of Baise City at 5:25 p.m. on Sunday. The burned area of forest has reached up to 300 mu (20 hectares) as of now.

A liquefied gas station was threatened due to the strong wind. Two fire trucks were dispatched to the scene. The fire around the station was extinguished at around 6:20 p.m.

More than 50 firefighters are working to put out the blaze.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Yao Xinyu,Bianji)

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