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Wildfires in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province contained after 21 hours Updated: 2021-02-22 15:26:23 KST

The wildfires which engulfed mountainous areas of South Korea's Gyeongsangbuk-do Province have been put out.
The fires started in the mountainous areas of Andong, Yecheon and Yeongju on Sunday and spread quickly due to extremely dry conditions and strong winds.
More than a thousand public officials were deployed and hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate.
No causalities have been reported.
Fire authorities suspect the fires may have been caused by burning waste but an investigation is being carried out to determine the exact cause.
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