Firefighters battle major forest fire at China-Russia border

A major forest fire from the Russian side of the China-Russia border threatened northern China on March 18.

The dramatic video from the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture shows bright flames and heavy smoke engulfing the forest area at the China-Russia border, while firefighters try to stop the fire from spreading to the nearby city of Hunchun.

Around 300 firemen were sent on site to reinforce and the fire did not spread into Chinese territory, reports said.