227 stores gutted in fire in South Korea's traditional market

Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 227 stores have been gutted after a fire broke out in in a traditional market in South Korea’s Seocheon county, local media reported.

The blaze, which broke out at 11:08 p.m. on Monday, was put out at 7:55 a.m this morning, by pressing 361 firefighters and 45 fire engines into service, The Korea Times reported quoting Yonhap news agency.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.



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