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    Forest Fire Rips Through Luzhou City, Sichuan Province


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    And heat is being blamed for started a forest fire in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday, but thankfully no casualties have been reported.

    It started at about 3pm on Saturday in Luzhou City. It quickly spread to parts of four nearby villages.

    Due to the dense woods and high mountains in the region, it took four hours for rescuers to walk to the blaze.

    More than 200 villagers were evacuated to safety by Saturday night.

    High temperatures during the past month have caused several forest fires in the province.