Andong, where the damage was the most, wildfires once headed to private houses and an emergency evacuation order was issued.
Fortunately, there was no human injury, but the crops planted in preparation for the spring are burned, and residents are full of trouble.
Reporter Sungil Choi met the victims.
<Reporter> At the
moment, the forest fire spread quickly from a strong wind with a maximum wind speed of 10m per second, and residents had to get out of their bodies in a hurry.
[Park Wang-gi/Sawol-ri, Andong, Gyeongbuk: There was a lot of fire behind the fire truck.
It just went off like a bomb.] An
emergency evacuation order was ordered to 300 households and 450 people, and about 100 residents had to spend an uneasy night while trying to sleep in a nearby temporary shelter.
[Kwon Young-soon/Jungpyeong-ri, Andong, Gyeongbuk: Wow, I was so stunned and scared to go quickly
I'm most worried that the fire will fall toward the house.] The
residents, who slept all night, waited for the news of the extinguishment in anxiety as soon as the day dawned.
This year, which has just started, farming concerns are ahead.
[Choi Yun-seop/Sawol-ri, Andong, Gyeongbuk: I am currently working on tobacco and pepper farming at home, and management of hair is the most important.
But I can't go over it yet...
The private house escaped anger, but the warehouse where fruits were stored and the green house growing sprouts turned to ashes.
[Hong Soon-nam/Jungpyeong-ri, Andong, Gyeongbuk: We got all the fruit in the orchard and the warehouse was burned.
Things I put in there...
persimmon tree field where the embers were transferred was burned black.
If the fire spread to the farmhouse right next door, it would have caused even more damage.
[Manja Kim/Jungpyeong-ri, Andong, Gyeongbuk: (Fire) Comes over in no time.
Since the wind blows this way, how quickly the fire started in Mangcheon-ri...
returned home without any injuries, but this wildfire left a small and big scratch on Nongshim.
(Video coverage: Kim Se-kyung·Lee Chan-su, video editing: Wonhee Won, screen provided: Forest Service)
▶ 5 wildfires today…
Less rain and dry wind
▶ 300 people in a week…
"Reproliferation concerns still remain"