Firefighters battle Tokyo factory blaze all day long

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Black smoke rises from a burning factory in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. (photo taken from a Yomiuri Shimbun helicopter).

A fire broke out in a two-story factory of Daiichi Kagaku Kogyosho, a liquid soap manufacturing company in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday morning. The fire spread to surrounding buildings and kept burning for more than four hours after it broke out. As of 5 p.m., the fire was slowing down and heading under control.

According to the Tokyo Fire Department, a male worker was injured by smoke inhalation. The factory has a total floor space of 500 square meters.