A Korean cell phone emergency alert gave some Olympic onlookers quite a scare

With the Hawaiian false missile alert still fresh on many minds, journalists and spectators attending a preliminary curling event in Gangneung, South Korea, for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics got a bit of a jolt from their cell phones Thursday morning.

An emergency alert written entirely in Korean was sent out, making some recipients who don’t speak the language just a tad anxious, considering the nuclear tensions currently flaring between North Korea and the U.S.

To make the situation even more concerning and alarming for those who don’t read Korean, emergency sirens sounded at the press center in the mountain cluster of South Korea, though it was unclear if those had any connection with the alert message, which was sent only to phones in the area of the coastal cluster, the Associated Press reports.

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Instantly, social media was abuzz about the push notification.

As it happened, there was nothing to worry about, at least from a potential disaster point of view. The alert was sent out regarding a fire in a nearby construction zone.

The Associated Press was informed by an Olympic volunteer that such alerts aren’t out of the ordinary in the area.

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The flames were reportedly smothered quickly, and Olympic visitors were told they had nothing to worry about, save for some possible traffic delays.

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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 08: A fan looks on in the Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin Session 1 during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Evening at Phoenix Snow Park on day 2 of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and spectators gather for the Freestyle Skiing Mogul Practice on 05th February in South Korea. (photo by Sam Mellish / In Pictures via Getty Images)
A volunteer walks between empty spectators' seats at the Alpensia ski jumping center ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Ski Jumping ? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ? Men?s Normal Hill Individual Qualifications ? Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea ? February 8, 2018 - Spectators attend the event. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Volonteers protect their faces from the cold at the Olympic stadium of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Two police officers protect their face from the cold at the Olympic stadium of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
A man wraps up from the cold as he prepares to work in front of an ice sculpture representing a house ahead of the opening of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 4, 2018. The Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games take place from February 9 to 25. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 07: Track workers preparing the track for competition on a freezing cold evening during the Men's Skeleton training run ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Olympic Sliding Center, Alpensia on February 7, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
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