Forest fires engulf Hoang Lien National Park

(VOV) - Raging forest fires broke out in Na Hang area, away 3km from Seo My Ty hamlet, Ta Van commune, Sa Pa district in the northern Lao Cai province on March 5.

The fires continued to spread into Seo My Ty hamlet on March 6 and swept through Hoang Lien National Park fueled by dry weather and strong winds.

Local militiaman and relevant agencies in Sa Pa district are closely cooperating to battle the fires and contain them.

Lao Cai province’s People’s Committee Chairman Doan Van Huong directed relevant agencies to mobilizein Sa Pa to support local forces to put out the fires.

Two forest fires occurred in Hoang Lien National park a month ago, severely damaging hundreds of hectares of natural forest.