More than 100 homes have been destroyed a blaze that hit the historic Baojing Dong Village of Zhenyuan County in Guizhou province on Saturday.
The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday evening and burned through the area for over four hours before being extinguished early Sunday morning, according to Xinhua.
Built over 300 years ago, this was the biggest Dong Village in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou. It was one of China’s most complete settlements of this kind and was known for its ancient Dong-style infrastructure.
Nearly 2,000 people lived in the village that previously held around 470 households, but so far no casualties have been reported.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Earlier this month a historic Tibetan town in Shangri-la was partially burned down in a massive fire that destroyed over 240 houses along with shops and cultural relics. The fire was believed to have been caused by an electrical problem that led to a curtain being ignited, worsened by the failure of a million-dollar fire prevention system.