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Fire breaks out near Winter Olympics village in South Korea

A fire has broken out near the Winter Olympics villages in PyeongChang, South Korea this afternoon.

Smoke could be seen billowing from an apartment block in Gangneung, where the Olympic's indoor events are being held.

In a statement from NZOC they say: "There is a fire at city hall in Gangneung. We have spoken to athletes in coastal village and they are not affected nor concerned."

Media were sent an emergency alert via their cell phones about the fire.

"An emergency alert just blasted phones here in South Korea," wrote journalist Chris Kamrani on Twitter.

"Looks like it's due to the massive fire we have a front-row seat for in our 16th-floor apartment."

Fire breaks out near Winter Olympics village in PyeongChang
Fire breaks out near Winter Olympics village in PyeongChang Source: Twitter/Dan Barnes


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Hunt spoke confidently during his press conference ahead of this Sunday's fight with ninth-ranked American Curtis Blaydes, three months after he was stripped of a main event bout at UFC Fight Night Sydney for "medical concerns".

"This is the big time, baby", Hunt said at the conference.

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