Two weeks ago a fire review team from the Korea Forest Research Institute/Forest Fire Laboratory surveyed the area burned in April 2000 in the rugged mountain terrain near Samchok, about 225 km east of Seoul. The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) reported about the incident on 13 April and 17 April 2000.
Mr. Joo-Hoon Lim from the Korea Forest Research Institute supported the GFMC with following survey results: The total burned area was about 23,448 ha (forest).
City Ignition Burning Period Burning characteristics Maximum wind velocity Area burned (ha) Kosung 6,7,11 April 2000 4 days speedy enlargement 26.8 2,696 Kangneung 7,11 April 2000 2 days speedy enlargement 24.5 1,447 Donghae 12 April 2000 3 days speedy enlargement 23.7 2,244 Samcheck 7,10 April 2000 9 days spot fire and speedy enlargement 23.7 16,751 Uljin 10 April 2000 2 days speedy enlargement 18.0 310
For additional information on this incident, the GFMC would like to refer to:
Joo-Hoon Lim Korea Forest Research Institute
Forest Fire Lab.
Seoul 130-012 KOREA
Tel : +82-2-9612-745
Fax : +82-2-9612-746
e-mail : FOREFIRE@foa.go.kr