According to reports in South Korean media, multiple fires have been reported in POSCO’s steel plant at Pohang. The fires broke out at 7:17 AM, one each at a hot rolling facility and a stainless steel facility, both in Pohang. Both fires have been completely extinguished and no casualties have been reported. The company is currently investigating the extent of the damage and whether or not the fires were caused due to the Typhoon Hinnamnor.Posco said that flames and smoke shown in the photos were not due to the fires, but the emissions of by-product gases. It said “In the process of the burning of coke oven gas, the by-product gases were released outside as the fan was automatically turned off due to the typhoon.”Pohang is a city in the North Gyeongsang province and is the main seaport in the province. The city is best known for its steel plants, car factories, and for housing much of Korea’s largest manufacturing operations.