Fire originates in a Chinese restaurant destroying or damaging 140 houses and commercial structures in Nigata, Japan

In Itoigawa Nigata Prefecture, Japan a fire originating from a Chinese restaurant has been burning all day. So far, 140 houses and commercial structures have either been damaged or destroyed in this fire being intensified by strong winds. The fires as of Thursday evening 19:20 Tokyo time have not been extinguished. Nigata city authorities have issued an evacuation advisory for 586 residents in 273 households at 12:20 p.m. This is a good example of the dangers of living in Tokyo when a fire erupts and it cannot be contained in the confines of houses built practically on top of each other.

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