One of the largest record wildfires hit South Korea which triggered the mass evacuation of the people while one person is also reportedly died.
Strong winds helped the fire to quickly extend towards the mountainous region of South Korea.
South Korean government has declared a national emergency over the situation. More than 4,000 people have left the area affected by deadly blazes.
Thousands of soldiers deployed in the area to help firefighters in extinguishing the flames which burnt the area near the border with North Korea. Rescue teams have controlled the main fire. According to some reports, the fire erupted late on Thursday due to a spark at a transformer close to Goseong in Gangwon Province of Seoul.
Strong winds further helped the fire to quickly extend towards the mountainous region and to Sokcho and Gangneung cities. South Korean government sent more than 800 fire engines to the sites to tackle the deadly blazes which have also destroyed many building infrastructures of the province.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called an emergency meeting and ordered to deploy all available resources to the affected site.
Thousands of soldiers, military helicopters and fire trucks have sent to the area.
Ministry of defense has said that they have deployed around 16,500 soldiers, 32 military helicopters and 26 military fire trucks. The rescue teams have completely contained the blazes in Sokcho region. 50% of the fire in the Gangneung region has also brought under control.
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