Forest fire breaks out on mountainside in southwestern China

A forest fire broke out on a mountainside next to an expressway in southwestern China.

Footage shows firefighters hosing down the fire that started next to the Kun-Chu Expressway in Kunming City, Yunnan province on November 29. Traffic on the road resumed as normal after the flames were extinguished.

Yunnan Pingan Expressway staff said: ‘ At about 16:10 on November 29, a mountain fire broke out on the K2318 (Changtianpo) slope of the Kunchu Expressway.

‘Traffic control has been lifted and normal operations in the three lanes has been restored.’