A building caught fire in South Korea after a blaze broke out and consumed a residential
A raging fire has lit up the night sky in South Korea after a blaze broke out and engulfed a residential tower block.
Firefighters are on scene tackling a blaze at a 136-household apartment building in Ulsan, a city northwest of Busan in South Korea.
According to local media, 15 people have been rushed transported to the hospital as a result of smoke inhalation.
Hundreds have been evacuated, but a further 40 people are said to be stuck on the roof of the apartment awaiting rescue.
It is unclear if there have been any fatalities, but one person told SBS News: “I don’t know where my family is.”
In a bid to stop the fire from spreading to nearby buildings, all fire fighting power from nearby fire stations has been called in to assist.
The fire is reported to have started on the 12th floor of the building at around 11.17 pm local time.
It then spread through the block, and as of 11.50 pm, the blaze had spread and engulfed the entire building due to strong winds.
News of the fire quickly surfaced on social media, with one user posting a video of the blaze his dad had sent him.
In the video, fire can be seen lighting up the left side of the building, with one floor of the apartment complex completely gutted.
A second social media user posted a close-up of the fire and debris can be seen falling from the building as the blaze clings to scaffolding on the exterior.
Slabs of concrete can also be seen tumbling down to the street below, with smoke billowing across the city.
Pictures from afar also show the extent of the damage, with the fire lighting up the skyline of Ulsan from miles away.