Fire breaks out in China’s historic town

A fire broke out on Friday in Zhongshan ancient town, a historic site in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said.

The fire started around 11:35 a.m. in Jiangjin District. Video footage taken at the site showed fire ripping through wooden structures the streets of the ancient town.

The local publicity department said firefighters had been sent to the site and people were evacuated. So far, no casualties have been reported.

The of the fire is investigated.

Zhongshan ancient town a history of over 800 years.

It’s a national 4A scenic spot, the second-highest in China’s tourist attraction rating system. (Xinhua/NAN)