2010 Dawu Fire

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The 2010 Dawu Fire was a wildgrass fire incident that occurred in Dawu County, Sichuan, People's Republic of China on December 5, 2010. The fire incident killed 22 people including 15 soldiers and two government workers. More than 2,000 people fought to put out the fire.[1] The fire lasted 17 hours and 30 minutes. The incident occurred at an extreme terrain. The situation was dangerous with strong fire, strong wind and smoke at the grassland. The fire rescue equipment could not be reached. Netizens even described this combination of difficult situation and circumstance as "Heaven's natural order in the right place" (天时地利).[2]


  1. ^ Washingtonpost.com. "Washingtonpost.com." Grassland fire kills 22 in southwestern China. Retrieved on 2010-12-11.
  2. ^ News.ifeng.com. "News.ifeng.com." 網友質疑四川道孚大火撲救方式盡失“天時地利”. Retrieved on 2010-12-11.