Today (29th) early morning, a fire broke out at a garbage disposal site in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province.
The chimney-shaped structure inside the treatment plant collapsed in flames, which struck firefighters and caused serious injuries.
Reporter Jo Yoon-ha reports.
fire is burning with black smoke.
The firefighters try to sprinkle water, but the fire doesn't go away.
Around 5 am this morning, a big fire broke out at a garbage disposal site in Dongducheon City.
[Garbage disposal plant employee: I'm worried that the building might collapse.
Stay out of the building, not inside.
So we were in the dormitory, urgently.] The
firefighters ordered the first stage of the response to mobilize all of the fire department personnel in charge within 20 minutes of receiving the report, and an hour and a half later set the fire.
The four employees at the treatment plant were not injured because they were away from the fire, but firefighters were injured one after another.
The 7-meter-high chimney-shaped structure, an odor reduction facility, collapsed, hitting firefighters who were working on fire fighting.
Two crew members were seriously injured in this accident, and one of them was in serious condition with severe head injuries.
In addition, two other firefighters were also injured, including stumbling over an obstacle while avoiding falling objects and getting burned.
During the firefighting process, some of the chimneys in the facility were melted in the fire and completely collapsed over here. As you can see, some of the chimneys over 2 meters were completely crushed.
[Yoo Si-jong/Dongducheon Fire Department Field Response 1st Director: The connection melted and fell to the ground.
Geolro crew injured in the process to avoid the communication in the course of the work under the (visible) -
Fire officials estimated geolro the fire in the equipment that burn waste within the facility and feasting the day after a joint forensics to investigate the cause of the fire The expected.
(Video coverage: Inpil-seong·Yang Hyun-cheol, Video editing: Park player, Screen provided: North Gyeonggi Fire Department Headquarters, CG: Jung Hyun-jung)