1 dead, hundreds flee wildfire in South Korean seaside city


A wildfire fueled by strong winds has burned parts of a seaside city on South Korea's eastern coast, killing at least one person and forcing hundreds to flee before being slowed by rain. It took 8 hours in nearly 3000 firefighters to put out the blaze that started on a mountain in a central part of Gangnam, and destroyed around 70 homes and other buildings more than 550 people evacuated to facilities that included an ice skating arena and a middle school gym, the Korea forest services, firefighters eventually extinguished the blaze in the late afternoon, helped by rain. Photos show firefighters spraying water toward burning homes and buildings and large orange flames engulfing a pine forest near a seaside resort hotel. I'm Charles De Ledesma

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