Today (21st) around 3pm, a fire broke out at a car battery manufacturing plant in Ochang-eup, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do.

The Dongbu Fire Department has issued a first-stage response and is working to extinguish the fire.

A police official said, "One person was rescued and transported to the hospital, and I know that four people are inside the factory."

A firefighting official also said, "It has been confirmed that there are people inside the factory, and we plan to take full action."

The current fire is known to make access to the plant quite difficult.

(Photo = Provided by the Chungbuk Provincial Fire Department, Yonhap News)