Forest fires have occurred in Guilin, Guangxi, Hunan, Zhejiang, and Jiangxi, but the information was unavailable on Weibo, and netizens believe that the officials are blocking the news.

On October 17, there were rumors on the Internet that a forest fire broke out in the Nanling Mountains in the north of Guilin, Guangxi, and the fire then spread to the surrounding county villages. According to a video filmed from Quannan highway, the forest fire had reached both sides of the road, and black smoke completely obscured the view of drivers on the road.

According to a video posted on Twitter, the forest fire is still burning. The sky is mostly a dreary yellow, and there are places a red sky looks like blood.

Also, on October 17, a big fire broke out in the Xintian district, Yongzhou city, Hunan province. According to a video posted on Ganjingworld, the forest fire in Longquan town burned from midnight on the 17th to the 19th, and could not be controlled. Many houses in villages and towns were engulfed in flames and burnt to the ground.

On October 18, several videos from Tencent showed a forest fire that broke out in Ganzhou. According to reports, a fire broke out in Wuyun town. The fire continued to burn in the town of Shuixi, Zhanggong district, close to the oil depot in Ganzhou, and due to the strong winds, it couldn’t be extinguished.

The Epoch Times quoted some netizens as revealing that the fire burned from Longquan town to Jicun. “Currently, there is no report on this incident on major platforms, you can go to the WeChat video account to see, many villages have been burned,” said one.

The area hasn’t had rain for four months and suffers from severe drought.

In addition to Xi’an district, Yongzhou city, Hunan province, on October 18, it was known that a mountain fire also occurred in Yongxing district, Chenzhou city. Vision Times said netizens reported the city’s air was thick with flying ash.

In addition, on the 18th, on Tiktok, the news was spread about a forest fire that broke out in Yongjia County, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province. Due to the wind fanning the flames, the local forest fire spread until late at night. (Video)

However, before the news could report about many forest fires in the above locations, the Chinese government blocked it.

Currently, on the Weibo platform, many local netizens have announced that forest fire-related content is censored. At least three related topics, such as “forest fire in Chenzhou,” “forest fire in Yongzhou,” and “forest fire in Ganzhou,” have been blocked by networks. In addition, the posts of some netizens were also repeatedly deleted.

The Epoch Times cited some netizens’ comments:

“With such a big fire, why didn’t it become a hot search! Begging scumbags not to remove this topic from a hot search”. Another replied: don’t waste your time; at this time, the government won’t announce it.” Perhaps the reason is that this is happening during the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Another netizen described in detail: “It’s been almost two days and the fire still hasn’t been extinguished. It will quickly spread to the city. Please help. The incoming helicopters could not put out the fire, many villagers have lost their homes.”

However, the authorities or the media did not respond to this. According to the official Weibo account of the Hunan Provincial Fire Department, firefighters in Shaoyang, Hunan, extinguished a burning grass fire in front of the fire brigade’s gate.

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