180 Households Evacuated as Forest Fire Burning in Southeast S. Korea

A forest fire, which broke out in a southeastern coastal city of South Korea, remained largely uncontained on Thursday and about 180 households have been evacuated, Yonhap news agency reported.

The wildfire first occurred on a mountain in Yeongdeok, some 350 km southeast of the capital Seoul, early Tuesday and was extinguished Tuesday afternoon.

The fire reignited overnight and spread into nearby residential areas, leading to the evacuation of households. No casualty has been reported yet.

Thirty-six firefighting helicopters and around 600 personnel have been sent to battle the blaze.

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