Vietnam fires destroy 1,600 hectares of forest

Guest Writer

More than 150 forest fires have destroyed in excess of 1,600 hectares of forest in the first two months of 2009 - more than the entire total lost to fire in 2009. According to a Thanh Nien News report, approximately 700 hectares of forest were destroyed by wildfires in Lao Cai province, while Lai Chau and Ha Giang provinces were also badly affected.

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