Wild fire spreads from North Korea to South, border passages closed: officials

March 23, 2015 7:34 AM

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Strong winds swept a wild fire in North Korea across the heavily armed border with South Korea on Monday, prompting a suspension of cross-border movements into a jointly-run factory park in the North.

About 50 firefighters and three helicopters were battling the fire on the south side of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) border, according to an official at the South Korean border town of Paju, adding that there were no reports of casualties.

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