The Korean Government declared a state of disaster due to the wildfire located in Goseong and Inje counties in addition to the cities of Sokcho, Gangneung, and Donghae.
Since the night of 4 April, rescue officials have been working to contain the wildfire and help evacuations. The wildfire could disrupt essential services.
Avoid any unnecessary travel through the affected area(s). If you reside in the affected areas, you should exercise caution, monitor local news and follow the instructions of local authorities. If you are traveling in the area, please contact your travel agent or tour operator to determine whether the situation could disrupt your travel arrangements.
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Canadians in need of emergency consular assistance should call the Embassy of Canada in Seoul, at +82 2 3783 6000 or at 001-800-2326-6831(toll-free number) or the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa directly at +1 613 996 8885 (collect calls are accepted where available). An email can also be sent to [email protected].