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Wildfires in Gyeongsang, Chungcheong Provinces Contained

Write: 2021-02-22 19:01:22Update: 2021-02-22 19:37:35

Wildfires in Gyeongsang, Chungcheong Provinces Contained

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The wildfires that broke out in North Gyeongsang Province on Sunday have been extinguished after ravaging many mountainous areas in the region. 

According to the local anti-fire and forestation authorities, the fires affecting the cities of Andong and Yeongju and the county of Yecheon were put out at around 12:20 p.m. on Monday. The fires originally started in a mountain in Mancheon-ri, Andong at around 3:20 p.m. Sunday. 

The blazes destroyed 250 hectares of forest in Andong, 50 in Yecheon and five in Yeongju. 

Smaller flames that affected mountainous areas in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, Yeongdong in North Chungcheong Province and Hadong in South Gyeongsang Province were also doused on Monday morning after destroying three to 21 hectares of forest. 

Around three-thousand-300 officials and workers were mobilized to contain the fires across the country along with 100 fire trucks and 74 helicopters.

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