China says 30 killed fighting mountain forest fire

China says 30 killed fighting mountain forest fire

(AP) There has been reportedly a fire out break on mountains of western China’s Sichuan province which has killed over 30 firefighters injure others.

The deaths occurred after a change of wind Sunday as the firefighters were battling the blaze in a rugged area at an altitude of 3,800 meters (12,500 feet), according to the Ministry of Emergency Management and the military. Among the dead were 27 firefighters and three local residents recruited to help fight the blaze, the ministry said.

Two helicopters carrying medical staff and military personnel were dispatched to help in the search for the 30 among the 700 that went to battle the fire.
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