4 killed in NW China forest fire

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-3-22 17:09:59

Four people were killed and four more injured in fighting a forest fire in Zhashui County, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Friday, local authorities confirmed on Saturday.

The forest fire was started by Yang, a resident of Chejiahe Village on Friday, after a fight with his wife, according to the county government of Zhashui.

Local residents and government staff were still fighting the fire on Saturday morning.

Yang is now in police custody.

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