The blaze is understood to have started in a flat at a construction site in Gangneung - the city where indoor events are set to be held later this month. Journalists who arrived in the country to cover the games were sent emergency alerts on their phones, according to initial reports. Reporter Chris Kamrani said: "Unbeatable living room views here in Gangneung. "An emergency alert just blasted phones here in South Korea. Looks like it's due to the massive fire we have a front-row seat for in our 16th-floor apartment." It is unclear whether anyone has been injured in the fire at the construction site. The blaze comes just weeks after an inferno ripped through a hospital for elderly people in the Asian country that left 39 dead and dozens injured. t is the second fire to rock South Korea ahead of the highly-anticipated Winter Olympics. North Korea shocked international observers when tyrant Kim Jong-un revealed he would send athletes to the event. Both Pyongyang and Seoul later confirmed it would send a unified hockey team to the games.