Although there was no casualties, the forest burned 800km (estimated in Gyeongbuk Province). More than 1,100 times the forest area (0.714 km2) of the soccer field became ash in two days.
In addition, three houses around the fire site and warehouses, barns, and plastic houses were also burned. Most of the 1,200 residents who evacuated around the forest were also home.
From the morning of the 26th, Gyeongbuk Province and the forest authorities have put 32 helicopters and 3,700 people into the field and have been working on the evolution. Gyeongbuk Province and the forestry authorities are planning to keep personnel on site to prevent the fire from reviving in the wind. In addition, when the extinguishing work is completed, we will investigate the exact scale of damage and cause of fire.
The fire occurred in Poongcheon-myeon, Andong-si, on the 24th at 3:39 pm and seemed to be extinguished in about 20 hours, but was revived by strong wind at 2 pm on the 25th.
As a result of this, the two-way vehicle traffic between Naman-dong IC and Seoan-dong IC on the Jungang Expressway was stopped from the afternoon of the 25th and resumed at 9 am on the 26th.
On the 26th, officials from the fire department are arranging the balance at a farm that was burned down by a forest fire in Gohari, Namhu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongbuk.
Residents are passing in front of a plastic house burned by wildfires.
Piglets who survived the fire are wandering around in a pig farm that has seen wildfire damage.
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