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Forest Agency Raises Wildfire Warning from 'Caution' to ‘Alert’

Written: 2023-03-06 12:15:46Updated: 2023-03-06 13:48:04

Forest Agency Raises Wildfire Warning from 'Caution' to ‘Alert’

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The Korea Forest Service has raised the national wildfire disaster warning from the third-highest "caution" to the second-highest "alert" on the four-tier system in the wake of a series of wildfires.

According to the state agency on Sunday, over ten wildfires have been reported on a daily basis since last weekend due to dry conditions.

The agency has designated Monday through April 30 as a special wildfire response and prevention period, during which the agency and local governments will work around the clock to carry out on-site monitoring and crackdowns.

A nationwide inspection of state electricity and gas facilities, as well as cultural assets, will be conducted as a preventive step.

The head of the agency has urged the public to refrain from engaging in the illegal incineration of trash near forests.

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