Firefighters on standby after heavy snowfall hits forest fire site in N China

Firefighters leave the fire site in Bilahe Beidahe Forest in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. By noon Friday, the emergency response team, consisting of more than 9,400 firefighters, police and civilians, had put out the fire, which broke out Tuesday in Bilahe Beidahe Forest. As heavy snowfall hit the forest fire site, firefighters were kept on standby on nearby areas on Saturday. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

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