Rescuers are struggling to put out a forest fire that has raged for four days in northwest China's Gansu Province, according to the local rescue headquarters.
The fire, which was spotted on Wednesday night, has engulfed an area of 220 hectares in the forest zone of Dala in Tebo County, said a headquarters spokesperson.
Isolation belts have been built to prevent the fire from spreading and two helicopters are standing by to help extinguish the fire, he said.
Steep terrain, rich vegetation and strong wind have hampered rescue operations, which have involved more than 2,800 rescuers.
Another fire that broke out in the forest zone of Lazikou in Tebo on Wednesday was put out on Sunday morning. It damaged an area of 45 hectares.
A work team dispatched by the State Forest Fire Prevention Headquarters has arrived at the site to direct the rescue mission.