Big fire at Sofa Factory in Hanam, Gyeonggi… Fires across the country amid the cold wave


Fires broke out across the country amid a strong cold wave during the holidays. In Hanam, Gyeonggi-do, a nearby highway rest area was temporarily shut down due to a big fire at the sofa factory.

This is reporter Park Ha-jung’s report.

Red flames engulf the building, and black smoke billows endlessly into the sky.

Today (26th) around 10:40 a.m., a fire broke out at a sofa factory in Hanam, Gyeonggi-do.

Smoke and toxic gases soared from the burning factory and text messages were sent to nearby residents to evacuate.

The fire department issued the first stage of response and put out 39 equipment and 97 personnel to extinguish the fire in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

No one was injured, but three factory buildings were burned.

The highway rest area right in front of the factory was temporarily closed in case of an emergency.

Fire officials plan to investigate the cause of the fire as soon as the remaining fires are cleared up.

White smoke billows from the ridge.

The forest fire in Seomyeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do, which started yesterday afternoon, was completely extinguished by burning 10 hectares of forest around 11:20 am today.

The fire was extinguished in 20 hours, with strong winds reaching a speed of 15 m/s and a cold wave.

39 nearby residents were evacuated and there were no casualties.

At around 8:10 this morning, a fire broke out at a five-story motel in Busanjin-gu, Busan.

Eleven other guests were evacuated due to a fire that started in a room where a guest was staying on the 4th floor, and two were taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation.

(Video coverage: Hwang In-seok, video editing: Lee Seung-jin, screen provided: Gyeonggi Fire Department / Forest Service / Busan Fire Department / Viewer Lee Seol-hwa)

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