October 01, 2010 22:41
A massive fire swept all the way up to the rooftop of a 38-story apartment and office building Friday morning in Busan leaving four people injured.
Nearly two hundred firefighters were dispatched to the site but the flames which officials say originated in the garbage room on the 4th floor spread at a rapid pace. According to investigators, strong coastal winds and highly flammable wall material could have fueled the blaze.
Local authorities say no serious casualties occurred since residents were evacuated soon after the fire broke out but some are being treated at nearby hospitals for smoke inhalation.
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