WATCH: Massive Fire Breaks out on Foshan Mountain

By Matthew Bossons, March 4, 2018

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Horrifying photos and videos of a massive brush fire in Foshan, Guangdong province, have been making the rounds on WeChat today. 

The blaze occurred Saturday, March 3, engulfing Xiqiao mountain, in Foshan’s Nanhai District, in a sea of orange and yellow flames. Authorities were notified of the situation shortly after 9pm, immediately dispatching teams to combat the raging inferno.

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By 10.30pm, the fire was largely under control, according to a notice from the Xiqiao township government that was published by Foshan Daily. The blaze was extinguished by 2.20am last night.

Watch the hellish inferno below (VPN off):


Outside China? Watch on YouTube.

As of 9.26am this morning, March 4, local agricultural and firefighting departments were providing personnel to monitor the burnt area and guard against a "resurgence of the fire." 

No one was injured during the incident and authorities are currently investigating what started the fire. 

[Images via Foshan Gossip

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