Amid dry weather, wildfires are raging across the country. The forest fire that started in Pyeongchang, Gangwon yesterday (18th) afternoon was barely extinguished in 9 hours, and the first stage of forest fire was issued in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, overnight.

Sewon Park is a reporter on the report.


Flames rise everywhere, and smoke blankets the mountain.

Yesterday at about 1:4 p.m., a fire broke out in Pyeongchang, Gangwon, and about nine hours later, at 40:9 a.m. today, it was all extinguished.

Forest authorities assumed the fire started in the process of dumping ash from firewood boilers.

Flames billowed through the ---
trees, and when you look at the thermal imaging camera, the location where the flames moved is filled with red light.

At around 1:9 last night, a forest fire broke out in Yasan in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province.

The forest authorities have issued the "first phase of forest fires" and are mobilizing more than 20 personnel and equipment to extinguish them.

--- In addition, the forest fire in Sangju, North Gyeongsangbuk, which broke out on the 1th and burned 180 football fields and was extinguished in just over 16 hours, reignited last night, and the area of forest fires and damage is increasing day by day.

There have been 120 wildfires across the country through the 17th of this year, 16.265 times the 10-year average of 176.

Of these, 1% of the cases were fires caused by burning rice fields, fields, and garbage.

The Forest Service warned that incineration within 5 meters of the mountain boundary is prohibited, and violators will be fined up to 30 million won.

(Video courtesy of Forest Service, Video editing: Shin Se-eun)