A fire broke out and customers and employees had to evacuate메이저사이트 the building of ‘Imunseolnongtang’ in Jongno-gu, Seoul, which has been in operation for nearly 120 years and is known as the oldest restaurant in Korea.
According to Yonhap News on the 16th, a fire broke out at ‘Imunseolnongtang’ in Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul at around 1:50 PM, and 45 people, including customers and employees who were having lunch, were evacuated. Fortunately, there were no casualties, and the fire brigade dispatched after receiving a report of “black smoke coming from the restaurant” mobilized 173 personnel and 41 pieces of equipment.
The fire burned the kitchen and ceiling and was completely extinguished around 5:20 p.m., about 3 hours and 30 minutes later. Fire officials said that because the restaurant was a wooden building, it was difficult to extinguish the fire. Police and fire authorities are investigating the exact cause of the fire and the extent of property damage.
Meanwhile, Imun Seolnongtang, which opened in 1904, is the oldest restaurant in Korea and was selected as a ‘Seoul Future Heritage’ in 2013. It is said that former congressman Kim Du-han, the ‘General’s Son’, first Vice President Lee Si-young, and 1936 Berlin Olympics marathon gold medalist Son Ki-jeong were regulars at this restaurant.