2 rangers killed, 1 hospitalized after forest fire in China

April 1, 2016 11:09 AM

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BEIJING – Chinese state media say two forest rangers have died in a forest fire caused by people burning fake paper money and incense in a traditional ceremony to honor dead ancestors.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the fire broke out Thursday on a hillside in the city of Qingdao and was put out by more than 100 firefighters after two hours.

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