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20 nationwide wildfires include Pohang, Youngdong

Posted March. 21, 2001 14:10,   


Amid a dry weather alert and high winds, wildfires spread Tuesday in nearly 20 areas across the country, including Pohang, North Kyongsang Province, and

Youngdong, Kangwon Province, where one man was killed.

The Ministry of Forestry declared a wildfire alert throughout the nation, announced that all ministry employees of the ministry were on emergency duty and

led evacuations by residents as fires neared their homes