HOHHOT, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Two fires burst out in primitive forests in the northern part of the Greater Khingan Mountains in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday, local authorities said.
Around 11 a.m., two fires were reported in Xikouzi forest farm. The local forest fire brigade sent more than 150 firefighters to extinguish the fire.
As of 3 p.m., the first batch of firefighters arrived at the forest area, about 9 km away from the site of the fire. They will march to the site to put out the fire, according to sources with the fire brigade.
The forest mainly consists of larches and pinus sylvestris. The burned area is yet to be estimated.