SEOUL, South Korea — A fire propagate a full-scale flat construction by powerful winds at a South Korean port town left dozens of people with slight injuries, officials said Friday.
Footage from the scene at Ulsan revealed a massive ball of orange fire soaring up the 33-floor construction and shooting through the roof since firefighting crews attempted to put the blaze out from beneath.
Countless residents evacuated as the fire broke out while employees rescued another 77 who’d escaped into the roof or alternative areas.
South Korea’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety stated at least 88 people were treated for minor injuries such as scrapes or gently inhaling smoke.
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire, they stated began at a balcony in one of the lower floorings late Thursday and disperse up the outside of the building amid strong winds. The fire was almost set out as of 9 a.m. Friday.