A Big Fire – level 3

16-10-2020 07:00

A massive fire engulfed a 33-floor residential building in Ulsan, South Korea, and it forced hundreds of people to evacuate.

The blaze is believed to started on the 12th floor before quickly spreading to the top floor. Firefighters were deployed to tackle the blaze, and emergency workers rescued 77 people who had escaped to the roof and other spaces. Authorities said that 88 people had been treated for minor injuries such as lightly inhaling smoke; however, there were no immediate reports of death or serious injuries.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire, which was put out nearly ten hours after it broke out.

Difficult words: engulf (to cover something and destroy it), deploy (to bring into action), tackle (to deal with something).

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