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The fire at Hankook Tire's Daejeon plant last night (12th) has not been extinguished for 12 hours. Fire authorities have issued a third stage of response and are working to extinguish it.

Han So-hee is a reporter.


Flames erupt beyond high-rise apartments.

[Fish oil hot.]

The fire that started in the factory spreads right next to the road where the vehicle travels, and the heat can be felt even in the vehicle.

[Wow, hot, hot, crazy.]

At around 3:10 last night, a fire broke out at the Hankook Tire factory in Moksang-dong, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon.

The fire has so far inhaled smoke from 10 workers.

In addition, one firefighter who was fighting the fire is being treated for an ankle injury.

The fire department, which was dispatched after receiving a report of a "fire in machinery inside the factory", issued the first level of response at 10:1 last night, then upgraded to the second level of response at 10:17 a.m., and was upgraded to the third level of response at 1:10 a.m. today.

The third phase of the response is the highest level of fire emergency, which will mobilize all available firefighting personnel and equipment in the adjacent area to extinguish the fire, and the fire department is currently mobilizing 34 personnel, 2 pieces of equipment, and 2 helicopters to extinguish the fire.

Fire authorities believe that it will take longer to contain the large flames because the factory is built with prefabricated panels and there are many flammable materials inside.

The building where the fire started was identified as a factory that uses heat to apply heat to rubber to shape it during the tire-making process, and fire authorities plan to determine the exact cause of the fire and the extent of property damage as soon as the flames are contained.

The city of Daejeon issued a safety text message instructing nearby residents to detour the fire area in the hope of paying attention to safety.

(Video editing by Kim Yoon-sung)