Amid dry weather, fires followed in various places in the metropolitan area such as Incheon, Hwaseong and Gimpo.
Fortunately, the casualties were not significant.
This is Ha Jung-yeon reporter.
Black smoke emanates from the open flames with terrifying momentum.
Today (24th) around 11:20 am, a fire broke out at the furniture factory in Manseok-dong, Incheon.
It was an area where furniture factories were concentrated, and I was worried that the wind would spread the flames nearby.
[Moon Seong-il/Local resident: It was lunch time, so I came out to eat, but the flames came up.
Suddenly, a spark came up.
.] As the
furniture burned like firewood, six factory buildings were completely burned for six hours.
At the time of the fire, 11 employees were in the factory, but they evacuated early and there was no human injury.
smoke soared up into the sky, people passing by stop one by one.
Today, around 1:30 pm, a fire broke out in a waste clothing recycling plant in Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Citizens' reports poured over the fire near the highway.
The fire department even put in a helicopter to extinguish the fire and caught a big flame in two hours.
There was no serious injury, and one factory worker was injured and taken to the hospital.
Around 12 noon today, a fire broke out at a construction site in Gimpo.
It was at the construction site of a manufacturer's workplace daycare center, and it caught fire in four hours.
[Chang-Woo Lee/Professor, Department of Fire and Disaster Prevention, Soongsil Cyber University: The probability of fire in dry weather is high, and the frequency of fires in wood or chemical factories that use materials that can easily ignite is inevitably high...
Fire departments cautioned that in dry, windy weather, small embers can lead to large fires.
(Video coverage: Lim Dong-guk, video editing: Park Ji-in)