With dry weather continuing, wildfires are raging across the country. The forest fire that started yesterday (18th) afternoon in Pyeongchang, Gangwon, was extinguished in 9 hours, and the first phase of the forest fire was also issued in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, and extinguishing work took place overnight.

Reporter Kwang Hyun Choi reports.


Flames rise everywhere, and smoke blankets the mountain.

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

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

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

Flames billowed through the trees, and when you pointed a thermal imaging camera at it, the flames filled the area with a red glow.

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

The fire was extinguished at half-past 1 a.m. today, after 180 hours.

---, the forest fire in Sangju, North Gyeongsangbuk, which broke out on the 12th and burned an area of 9 football fields, reignited yesterday evening and was extinguished around 16 a.m. this morning, and the area where the forest fires occurred and the area damaged is increasing day by day.

There have been 120 wildfires across the country through the 8th 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 burning within 5 meters of the mountain boundary is prohibited, and violators will be fined up to 30 million won.