Amid the continued cold weather, large and small fires broke out in various places.
At dawn today (28th), a fire broke out in a market in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, evacuating nearby residents, and a fire broke out in a warehouse that stored 2,000 tons of feed at the Incheon Port pier.
This is reporter Kim Ji-wook.
Red flames rise above the market shops.
Firefighters sprayed water over and over again, but the flames were not extinguished.
At around 4:50 am this morning, a fire broke out in the first floor of the Jungang Market in Gangneung City, Gangwon Province.
The fire, which spread to 4 nearby shopping malls and 1 house, was caught after 3 hours and 20 minutes.
There were no casualties as shops and houses were empty, but about 50 residents of nearby apartments were evacuated.
[Jang Joo-chil/Gangneung Jungang Market Merchant: There was no situation, what.
I wonder if the store caught fire again.] A
fire official said, "We are investigating the exact cause of the fire through on-site identification."
Black smoke billows over the warehouse complex.
A fire broke out at a feed warehouse at Incheon Inner Port Pier at around 3:30 pm today.
About 2,000 tons of feed were stored in the warehouse.
The first stage of the response, which mobilized all the manpower and equipment of the local fire department, was issued, and a large fire was caught around 5:30 pm, but the wind was strong and there were many combustible materials such as grains inside, making it difficult to extinguish the remaining fire.
No casualties have been confirmed as of yet, except for the evacuation of one on-site employee.
At around 10:20 am today, a fire broke out in a hill in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and was extinguished in 50 minutes.
The fire, which spread to a nearby cemetery, burned 0.3 hectares of forest, but there were no casualties.
Forest authorities are investigating the exact cause of the fire.
(Video coverage: Cho Eun-ki G1 Broadcasting, video editing: Kim Yoon-seong)