近4000人扑救森林火灾 Nearly 4,000 people battling forest fires in China - China Plus

近4000人扑救森林火灾 Nearly 4,000 people battling forest fires in China

Gao Huiying China Plus/Xinhua Published: 2018-06-04 15:16:48
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Firefighters board a helicopter to extinguish fire in a national nature reserve in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, June 3, 2018.[Photo/Xinhua]

Firefighters board a helicopter to extinguish fire in a national nature reserve in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, June 3, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Nearly(接近) 4,000 police(警察) and fire fighters(消防员) are battling forest fires(森林火灾) in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, local fire authorities said Sunday.

Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at a forest in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, June 3, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at a forest in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, June 3, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

A fire broke out(起火) at around 10 a.m. Saturday in an ancient forest in the northern area of the Greater Hinggan Mountains(大兴安岭) in the region. Another fire in a national nature reserve was found(发现) at around 5 p.m. No casualties(伤亡) or damage(损失) of major facilities have been reported so far.

Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at a forest in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, June 3, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at a forest in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, June 3, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Ongoing high temperatures(高温) and drought(干旱) increase the risk(风险) of forest fires in the mountains(山区). Local authorities are considering artificial precipitation(人工降水) if necessary, according to the Inner Mongolia Meteorological Bureau.

词汇 Words:

[jiē jìn] 接近 nearly
[jǐng chá] 警察 police
[xiāo fáng yuán] 消防员 fire fighter
[shāng wáng] 伤亡 casualty
[sǔn shī] 损失 damage
[fēng xiǎn] 风险 risk
[fā xiàn] 发现 find

重点词汇 Key word:

灾 <名词 n.>

  • Disaster; catastrophe
    E.g. Zāiqíng yánzhòng。
    灾情严重。
    The situation in the disaster area is serious.

  • Personal misfortune; mishap
    E.g. Tā zhè yīshēng duō zāi duō nàn。
    她这一生多灾多难。
    She suffered one misfortune after another all through her life.

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