Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- The fire, which started from a farm in Xichang, China's Sichuan province, spread to the nearby forest due to strong wind.
18 firefighters and a farmer who guided them died trapped in the flames due to the change in direction of the wind.
Residents have been evacuated.
Several fire crews intervened to the fire.
Dead bodies of 19 people who died in the fire were reached after the fire was brought under control.
3 firefighters identified as missing were found by rescue rs and taken to hospital, while the fire destroyed a thousand hectares of woodland.