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40-hour forest fires extinguished in east China

A series of forest fires in China’s Fujian Province were finally out after 40 hours and four deaths.
A forestry guide was injured when fighting a fire and died after treatment failed.
Two villagers were killed as they set fire to grass to clear land for farming and one other man was killed after he started a fire accidentally with a cigarette butt.
More than 8,000 people, and 35 fire engines fought the fires.
Fujian has nearly 7 million hectares of forest, Some regions are suffering from drought which helped fuel these fires, officials said.
One man has been held by police who believe he may have started a blaze which burned in Shanxian County, 270 km from Fujian’s capital city Fuzhou, for nearly 40 hours by throwing away a cigarette butt.