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Fire in 12-story Apartment Building in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, 11 People Injured

The Yomiuri Shimbun
The apartment building where the fire broke out in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, at 5:51 p.m. Thursday.

A fire broke out in a room of a 12-story apartment building in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, at around 4:25 p.m. Thursday. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and fire department, 11 people breathed in smoke and four were taken to a hospital.

The fire broke out in an office area about 300 meters southwest of Tokyo Metro Nishi-Shinjuku Station. 30 fire engines and other vehicles were dispatched to the scene, and it was almost extinguished in about 3 hours.

About 50 square meters of the third and fourth floors of the building were burned.