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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mongolian Fires Curbed

BEIJING () -- Firefighters dropped by parachute and a dose of rain have extinguished or controlled the last of massive prairie and forest fires that raged for months across Mongolia, killing 25 people, a Mongolian government official said Monday.

"All the fires are put out," Gansukh, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator.

Rain helped extinguish some of the fires, he said. Firefighters dropped by parachute also tackled eight fires, including two burning 70 kilometers from Ulan Bator, on Saturday, he sai