Yesterday (23rd) evening, a big fire broke out at a textile manufacturing plant in Ulsan.

The fire spread to the nylon fiber material and the wind blew at the site, so the big fire was not put out until 19 hours later this afternoon.

Reporter Hye-ji Shin of UBC covered it.


Red flames engulfed the entire factory.

The fire broke out at Hyosung TNC's Ulsan plant at around 6:50 PM last night.

The fire is believed to have started in the air conditioning facility on the first basement floor, where the fire occurred at the factory on the 6th floor, where textile materials such as nylon were produced.

The fire spread through the pipeline to the entire six-story building and spread to an adjacent finished product warehouse.

Two employees of a subcontractor who initially extinguished the fire were transported to a hospital after inhaling smoke.

More than 1,000 tons of highly flammable nylon yarn were stored in the warehouse, and it was difficult to enter the building due to the risk of collapse.

[Lee Yeon-jae / Ulsan Fire Department Public Relations Manager: The raw material is nylon yarn.

There was also the effect of nighttime winds.

It's just that it didn't expand to the adjacent building (I'm glad.)]

The fire department has issued a second stage of response that mobilizes even the fire department of the adjacent fire department, and in particular, it is possible to waterproof 75,000 liters per minute with a radiation distance of up to 110m. The large-capacity artillery firing system was put into practice for the first time in Korea and extinguished a large flame in 19 hours.

While the exact cause of the fire and the extent of damage have not been determined, it is expected that the domestic nylon supply will be inevitably disrupted by this fire.

This is because most of Hyosung's production facilities, which supplied 60% of the domestic high-end yarn market, and about half a month's worth of inventory were completely burned.

With this fire as an opportunity, it is predicted that there is a possibility of early relocation of production facilities to overseas countries such as Vietnam.

(Video coverage: Lee Jong-ho UBC, screen provided: Ulsan Fire Headquarters, Korea Forest Service, Yangsan Forest Aviation Management Office)