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Japan Fire Engulfs 140 houses, Other Buildings, no Deaths Reported

A fire engulfed about 140 houses, shops and other buildings in a Japanese coastal city northwest of Tokyo on Thursday, with early reports of just two people suffering injuries. The military was called in to help battle the blaze which started mid-morning in a residential area of Itoigawa, a three-hour drive from the capital. It showed no sign of slowing as dusk fell, a fire official said. Evacuation orders had been issued for 363 nearby houses, the official said. No deaths were...

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