KUNMING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- More than 1,700 firefighters are fighting a forest fire that has lasted for more than 24 hours in southwest China's Yunnan Province, government authorities said Saturday.
Fire was spotted around 2:40 p.m. Friday near Lizu Village, Shitou Township of Yulong County, said a spokesman with the county government.
One house in the village burned down, and no casualties had been reported as of 2 p.m. Saturday, said the spokesman.
The firefighters include soldiers and civilians, and helicopters are being dispatched.
Cause of the fire is being investigated.