Yesterday (26th), a truck that was running in a tunnel suddenly caught fire.
The driver of another car who saw it risked using a fire hydrant to put out the flames.
The story of a brave citizen who said his childhood dream was to be a firefighter, is told by reporter Pyeong-Hyeon Park.
Flames soar from a large truck stopped in a tunnel.
As the gray smoke spread into the tunnel in an instant, a man who stopped the car quickly jumped over the railing and took
out a hose from a fire hydrant installed on the tunnel wall.
The truck driver grabs the hose and sprays it with a deft hand.
Yesterday at around 2:00 pm, a truck fire that occurred in the Sapaesan Tunnel on the 1st Ring Expressway in the metropolitan area was extinguished in about 40 minutes.
A man sprayed water to stop the fire from growing, and a fire truck arrived and put out the fire completely.
This is Sapaesan Tunnel, where three lanes were controlled due to a fire yesterday.
Thanks to the good use of the fire hydrant on the wall, communication was quickly resumed.
The main character on the screen is Kim Gwang-yeon, a 39-year-old office worker.
Kim, whose dream was to become a firefighter at this time, has been working as a volunteer firefighter at Eunpyeong Fire Station in Seoul since the end of 2018.
[Kim Gwang-yeon/Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul: There was a fire at the bottom right of the truck.
Too much smoke coming out...
(It's dangerous) I can't think of that
I did, and I thought I just had to quell it quickly.
Because it shouldn't happen if a second accident occurs.]
In a situation that could have led to a major disaster, Mr. Kim was embarrassed, saying that it was something anyone could do if they stayed calm and knew the basic rules.
[Kim Gwang-yeon/Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul: Fire hydrants are everywhere, even in tunnels.
If you open the door easily, it will open, so after turning the valve, you can run with a fire hose.
It's not difficult.]
(Video coverage: Kim Nam-seong, Video editing: Shin Se-eun)