Firefighters Busy as Tomb Sweeping Day Approaches

Tomb Sweeping Day (Ching Ming Festival) falls on April 5 this year, and as usual in the weeks preceding the festival, many families are getting in early to clean up family plots in cemeteries around Taiwan. In Ilan County alone, firefighters were called to 32 wildfires on the weekend of March 24-25, with 20 of the fires breaking out on Sunday. Ilan County Fire Bureau said that firefighters were exhausted. The bureau blamed carelessness, dry conditions, and wind, for the

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