Sichuan Yajiang: Forest fires triggered by lightning strikes, rescue work is underway

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China News Service, Chengdu, May 4th (Reporter Liu Zhongjun) The reporter learned on the 4th from the “5·02” Forest Fire Emergency Fighting Headquarters in Malangcuo Town, Yajiang County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, that Yajiang Malangcuo Town There are open flames on the southeast and northwest lines of the “5·02” forest fire site. The visual inspection of the fire line is about 1.5 kilometers. There are many fire and smoke spots in the burned area, and the fire fighting is in full swing.

It is understood that the “5·02” forest fire in Malangcuo Town, Yajiang is 3,500 meters above sea level, with wind force of 1 to 2, and the terrain is steep. On the basis of comprehensive analysis of fire situation, fire situation, topography and geomorphology, the emergency fire fighting headquarters scientifically divided the fire field into east, south and west lines, and mobilized 60 people from the Yajiang brigade of the Ganzi Forest Fire Detachment and 70 people from the professional fire fighting team of Yajiang County. , Set up a number of operation teams, adopted methods such as erecting relay water pumps and buckets of water, and actively carried out “fire extinguishing with water” fire fighting operations.

Sichuan Yajiang: Forest fires triggered by lightning strikes, rescue work is underway


p >Rescue forces are fighting the fire. Photo by Tashi Dunzhu

According to the on-site visual inspection, there are more fallen logs and smoke points on the fire site’s poles, and the northern line of the fire site has thicker smoke. Based on the topography and geomorphology of the fire site, the headquarters mobilized 127 semi-professional fire fighting teams from Yajiang County to cooperate with forest fire fighting on the west side of the fire site, and took two wings to advance to the east and northwest lines of the fire site to fight and clean up. The Ganzi Forest Fire Fighting Detachment 158 ​​people (including the Yajiang Brigade and the increased Daofu Brigade and Kangding Squadron) are responsible for the western line of the fire site. There are 100 professional fire fighting teams in Yajiang County and the newly deployed professional fire fighting teams of Xinlong County and Kangding City. Fifty people are responsible for the east line of the fire site. In accordance with the requirements of “controlling the spread, clearing more smoke points, gradual progress, and avoiding rushing forward”, from the bottom to the top of the mountain, steadily fight, step by step, and clean up the smoke points one by one. At the same time, all participating rescue forces must adhere to the principle of “people first, life first, and safety first”, strictly implement the “three firsts and four no fights”, and organize the rescues in a scientific and orderly manner. Set up multiple safety observation posts, clarify the retreat route, resolutely achieve 1% of the risk and quickly evacuate, and do everything possible to ensure the safety of the rescuers.

Ganzi Prefecture Emergency Bureau dispatched the Daofu County jet fuel truck of Xilin Fengteng Company to Yajiang County. At the same time, the fuel truck of China Aviation Oil Company also rushed to Yajiang from Chengdu to carry out jet fuel protection work.

It is reported that through the scientific command and dispatch of the headquarters, and the concerted efforts of all fire fighting teams, the current fire situation has been effectively controlled. After investigation by the public security organs of Ganzi Prefecture and Yajiang County, the cause of the forest fire has been determined. Caused by lightning strikes in strong convective weather. (End)