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The wildfires that broke out in Mongolia have spread across the Chinese border.
The wildfires that broke out in Mongolia have spread across the Chinese border. Flames raged through forest and grassland in Mongolia and spread to China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Flames raged through forest and grassland in Mongolia and spread to China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Though the fires in China have been snuffed out, strong winds have rekindled flames to the north. Thousands of Chinese forest policemen are standing by for another round of battle.
They're fighting fire with fire literally. They say this is the best way to protect the grasslands.
One fire fighter said, "Plants from here to the border are burned and so the fire will out even if it crossed the border."
Over the past two days, local forest police and firefighters have created a 350-kilometre long, 2-kilometre wide isolation zone along the border. At the same time, the forest police have been wetting the grassland near a border river.
Fire fighter also said, "Right now, flames in the area have been put out and the grassland within the Chinese borders in safe."
Over one thousand forest policemen have joined the battle since last Friday. Locals and livestock
have been moved away to safe areas. Though the flames within Chinese border have been put out, fires on the other side are still out of control due to strong winds. 22 patrol teams are carefully monitoring the situation.