Wildfires in South Korea
Recently, there were several large wildfires in Gangneung. Many residents were threatened by wildfires, they had to evacuate. In addition, there was a loss of several cultural assets too. The cause of wildfires was strong winds, but some say it was because of indiscriminate planting of trees. In Gangwon-do, where the wildfire occurred, trees were planted mainly with pine trees. However, since pine trees are very vulnerable to fire, it seems necessary to prepare a plan.