Wildfire spreading in dry Miryang… Residents evacuation order issued

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Issued ‘Wildfire Stage 3, Fire Mobilization Order No. 1’

Fire spreads due to dry advisory and strong winds

500 people are deployed, 30 helicopters are flying, evolving

Wildfire in Bubuk-myeon, Miryang, Gyeongsangnam-do. Provided by Gyeongnam-do Fire Department

On the morning of the 31st, a forest fire in Miryang, Gyeongnam continues to spread. The Korea Forest Service and the Fire Department have issued ‘3rd stage of forest fire’ and ‘Fire mobilization ordinance No. 1’ in Miryang, respectively.

The fire broke out around 9:25 a.m. that day in the area around San 13-31, Chunhwa-ri, Bubuk-myeon, Miryang. Below the fire site, there are private houses such as Hwasan and Yongpo Village, livestock houses, and agricultural and industrial complexes. The Korea Forest Service issued an evacuation order to 476 residents of 100 households near the fire area. The fire site and private houses are about 200 meters away.

A dryness advisory has been issued for the Miryang area, and a strong wind blows and the fire continues to spread. Winds are blowing from the north and the fire is spreading towards the top of the mountain rather than at the bottom.

Wildfire in Bubuk-myeon, Miryang, Gyeongsangnam-do.  Provided by Gyeongnam-do Fire Department

Wildfire in Bubuk-myeon, Miryang, Gyeongsangnam-do. Provided by Gyeongnam-do Fire Department

At about 11:45 am, the Korea Forest Service has issued a ‘3rd stage of forest fire’ in the Miryang forest fire area. The third stage of the forest fire is issued when the estimated area of ​​damage is less than 100 to 3000 ha, strong winds of 11 m/s or more are blowing, and the extinguishing time is expected to be less than 24 to 48 hours.

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The Fire Department also issued the National Fire Protection Mobilization Order No. The Fire Department also put firefighters and resources in four metropolitan cities, including Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, and Gyeongbuk, to extinguish the Miryang wildfire. The fire department dispatched 500 people, including firefighters, public officials, and volunteer firefighters, to the scene of the wildfire. In addition, it is evolving by mobilizing 30 helicopters, including military helicopters.

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