Last weekend, the forest fires that occurred in Yanggu, Gangwon-do and Gunwi, Gyeongbuk have not been put out for three days.

The strong winds and smoke are making it difficult to extinguish the fire.

Correspondent Shin Shin-shik.


The fire extinguishing rate of the forest fire that occurred in Yanggu, Gangwon-do, on the afternoon of the 10th was maintained at 75% as of 6 am today.

The forestry authorities tried their best to catch the fire, but it was in vain, even in the middle of the night, by employing nearly 800 people to build a fire line.

Originally, it was planned to extinguish the flames before the sun went down yesterday, but due to thick smoke and fog, the timing of the helicopter's arrival was delayed.

The wind was blowing hard here, and the work of evolution continued for three days.

Forestry authorities have issued a three-step response to forest fires.

[U-Nam Hwang / Resident of Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do: What would you like to sleep in, in this situation…

The men of the villagers here couldn't sleep.

All of them.]

621 hectares of forest land were burned, but so far there have been no casualties or damage to private homes.


The wildfire that occurred in Gunwi, Gyeongbuk also failed to extinguish the main fire.

At one time, as the wind's momentum subsided, the evolution rate was raised to 50%, but it was difficult to access the strong rocky ground valley, and the embers continued to spread through the gusts, making it difficult to evolve.

So far, 238 hectares of forest have been burned, and 23 households and 30 residents living nearby have been evacuated.