Fire breaks out near Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market


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  • Thursday, 03 Aug 2017

Japanese firefighters try to extinguish a fire at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on August 3, 2017. -AFP

TOKYO: A fire broke out on Thursday just outside Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market -- the world’s biggest -- with flames and thick grey smoke spewing out of old wooden buildings.

Dozens of firefighters scrambled to battle the blaze at Tsukiji’s outer market, which is crowded with small shops and restaurants, but local media said there were no immediate reports of injuries.

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