In Pictures: Devastating fire sweeps through South Korean border town

A fire broke out in Goseong in eastern Gangwon province on April 4, 2019. It then spread to the seaside city of Sokcho.

People rest at a temporary shelter during a wildfire in Sokcho, South Korea, on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS
A house destroyed by a forest fire is seen in Gangneung on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: AFP
Burnt vehicles are left after a junkyard was hit by a massive forest fire that started the previous day, in Sokcho, South Korea, on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A firefighting helicopter flies over an area which was hit by a massive forest fire that started in the adjacent town of Goseong a day earlier and spread quickly to nearby areas, in Sokcho, South Korea, on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A resident looks at a gutted house after a massive fire engulfed the area, in Sokcho, South Korea, on April 5, 2019.
PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A house is still burning after a massive fire engulfed the area, in Gangneung, South Korea, on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Firefighters try to extinguish a burning house gutted by a massive forest fire in Sokcho, South Korea, on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Firefighters struggle to extinguish the fire in Sokcho, located around 210km from Seoul, South Korea, on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Fire strikes the north-eastern border town of Goseong, around 210km from Seoul, South Korea, on April 4, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Fire strikes the north-eastern border town of Goseong, around 210km from Seoul, South Korea, on April 4, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Fire strikes Sokcho, some 210km from Seoul, South Korea, on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Flames and smoke pictured after a fire broke out in the north-eastern border town of Goseong on April 5, 2019. PHOTO: DPA
People stay in a shelter after a fire broke out in the north-eastern border town of Goseong. PHOTO: DPA

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