Fire engulfs ethnic village in SW China
Updated: 2014-12-14 08:45
GUIYANG - A fire engulfed an ethnic village in Southwest China's Guizhou province Friday afternoon, with more than 60 houses destroyed, local authorities said Saturday.
The fire broke out at around 3:40 pm in Jiuji village, Jianhe county, affecting 619 residents, according to the county government. It was extinguished at 6 pm, with no casualties reported.
Jiuji is one of the biggest and best preserved villages of the Miao ethnic minority. It was selected by China as a UNESCO World Heritage site nominee in 2006.
An investigation is under way.