On the afternoon of the 20th February local time, a mountain forest fire broke out in Jingshan County, Gangwon Province, northeast South Korea, and the wildfires are still burning.
In order to control the fire as soon as possible, South Korea’s Mountain Forest Service and the fire department sent a total of 12 helicopters, including 3 super-large helicopters and 5 large helicopters, to participate in the fire fighting operation. Sixteen fire trucks and more than 200 firefighters were also deployed to participate in the fire fighting.
However, due to the strong windy weather in the area, the maximum wind speed exceeds 6 meters per second, which brings great difficulties to the fire fighting.
Coupled with the steep mountains in the fire area, it is difficult for firefighters to approach the source from the ground. As of the reporter’s press release, the wildfires continue to spread.
The staff of South Korea’s Mountain Forest Department said that due to the recent continuous dry and strong wind weather, the risk of wildfires is increasing, reminding the public to pay attention to prevention.