Strong Winds, Dry Weather Fuel Wildfires

  • Arirang News

    February 22, 2021 08:31

    Wildfires fanned by powerful winds and dry weather are sweeping numerous parts of the country.

    On Sunday, fires broke out in over 10 areas, including Andong in North Gyeongsang Province and Nonsan in South Chungcheong Province, and more than half are still burning.

    Wildfire is being spread in a mountain in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province on Sunday.

    Around 300 households were forced to evacuate in Andong, but no casualties have been reported.

    The Korea Forest Service on Monday morning deployed over 70 helicopters and 3,000 firefighters across the nation to put out the fires.

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