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[Photo News] Fires break out across Korea
Published : Dec 10, 2022 - 14:31
Updated : Dec 10, 2022 - 14:34

Multiple fires have been reported across South Korea on Saturday.

A fire broke out in a traditional five-day market, also known as Oiljang, in Damyang, South Jeolla Province at around 8:07 a.m., burning down nearly 10 booths out of 40 there for 30 minutes. No casualties have been reported.

(Photo provided by a third party via Yonhap)
(Photo provided by Yonhap)
(Photo provided by Yonhap)

At around 10:17 a.m., a fried chicken restaurant at Suwon Chicken Street in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, caught fire. Firemen put out the fire after an hour. No casualties were reported.

(Photo provided by Gyeonggi-do Fire Services)

Also in Suwon, a fire started at a construction site at 4:57 a.m. due to an unknown cause. No casualties were reported.

(Photo provided by Gyeonggi-do Fire Services)

Another fire in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, incurred losses of a combined 410 million won ($313.900), as the fire broke out at 3:05 a.m. and destroyed a building material store, a blanket shop and two plastic greenhouses. The fire started at the building material store and was extinguished after three hours. No casualties were reported.

(Photo provided by Gyeonggi-do Fire Services)

Also in Seoul, a car near a tunnel caught fire at around 9:40 a.m. on Naebu Expressway, causing a heavy traffic jam at the urban roadway. No casualties were reported.

(Photo provided by Seoul Transport Operation and Information Services)

Fire departments are investigating the cause of the fires.



By Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)
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