Hanoi (VNA) – Three forest fires happened in Dau Tieng District, the southern province of Binh Duong during just two days of March 8 and 9, destroying more than 4 hectares of natural forest.

All the three fires took place high on Cau Mountain, which caused difficulties to firefighters.

Head of the provincial forest ranger department said investigation is underway for the cause of the fires.

The department issued warning for forest fire at highest level in early March after a series of fires broke out as a consequence of prolonged hot weather.

In the northern province of Dien Bien, a forest fire began on the early hour of March 9. Around 200 people fought to put out the fire, which subdued by 17h30 the same day.

Nearly 100 ha of forests, mostly trees dried out from the record snow and freezing weather earlier this year, were burnt down.-VNA