Fire in Tokyo area crowded with Halloween goers; no injuries
Tokyo, Oct 31 (AP) A fire broke out Wednesday in a building in downtown Tokyo in an area crowded with Halloween celebrants, paralyzing traffic, but no one was reported injured.
The fire department said there were no reports of injuries. It said the cause of the fire was being investigated.
NHK public television showed orange flames coming from a duct on top of the six-story building. A few firefighters were raised to the site on a ladder from one of the 16 fire engines sent to the area.
Shibuya is one center of the celebrations. Its main intersection was jam-packed Wednesday with people dressed as witches, zombies and comic and game characters. Hundreds of police were mobilized for security and crowd control. (AP)
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