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4,700 firefighters battle mountain blaze

2010-02-11 07:54:52 GMT2010-02-11 15:54:52 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Flames of a forest fire in southwest China's Yunnan province are seen in this picture taken on February 9, 2010. More than 4,700 fire fighters, soldiers, government officials and villagers were mobilized against the fire that has been raging in a mountain forest for three days in Shilin county. [CFP]

Firefighters fight the blaze in a mountain forest in Shilin county, southwest China's Yunnan province on February 9, 2010. [CFP]

Firefighters fight the blaze in Shilin county, southwest China's Yunnan province on February 9, 2010. [CFP]

Two villager fight the flames of a forest fire in Shilin, Yunnan Province, February 9, 2010. [CFP]

Firefighters cool their face with water while fighting a mountain forest fire in southwest China's Yunnan Province on February 9, 2010. [CFP]

Flames of a forest fire in southwest China's Yunnan province are seen in this picture taken on February 9, 2010.

More than 4,700 fire fighters, soldiers, government officials and villagers were mobilized against the fire that has been raging in a mountain forest for three days in Shilin county.

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