Massive Fire Sweeps Through Daegu’s Largest Traditional Market

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A massive morning fire yesterday has injured two fire fighters and burnt more than 500 stores in the largest traditional market in Daegu.

It was around 2:08 this morning when the fire department authorities responded to the 4th district of Seomoon Traditional Market

97 fire trucks and 870 authorities were mobilized to extinguish the fire, but authorities said that the flames finally ceased as two helicopters were deployed.

According to the fire department, witnesses heard an explosion within the market, which the fire department presume an LP Gas container had exploded.

The Fire department is currently investigating to find the cause of the fire.

The market has previously suffered large fire damage in 2005 with 100 billion won in damages, along with other incidents of fire breakouts over the years.

Source: Busan eFM News


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