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High-rise fire in Busan under control, no casualties reported

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A blaze at an apartment building was brought under control after reaching the rooftop of the 38-story complex Friday.

Authorities say the seems to have started in a garbage collection room. No casualties were reported.

Firefighters battled the blaze for more than two and a half hours as it spread through the stairways after being first spotted at around 11:30 a.m.
Authorities said there does not appear to be any casualties as most residents were evacuated quickly. One or two were being treated at hospitals for smoke inhalation, they said.
Investigators suspect the fire started in a garbage room on the fourth floor, also used for recycling. Highly flammable wall material and strong winds apparently fueled the fire, they said.

"Just moments after we saw smoke coming from the fourth floor, we saw the fire at the rooftop," one witness said.

The apartment building, including four underground floors, opened in May 2006 near Haeundae Beach, a newly-emerging area for luxurious apartments in this coastal city. It has 200 households and some offices. [Yonhap]
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