China’s historic town on fire
There was a fire outbreak on Friday in Zhongshan ancient town, a historic site in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, local authorities reported.
The fire started around 11:35 a.m. in Jiangjin District. Video footage taken at the site showed fire fraying through wooden structures by the streets of the ancient town.
Meanwhile local publicity department said firefighters had been sent to the site and people were being evacuated. So far, no casualties have been reported.
The cause of fire wasn’t revealed as it is still under investigation.
Zhongshan ancient town amasses a history of over 800 years.
It’s a national 4A scenic spot, the second-highest in China’s tourist attraction rating system.