Warehouse in Meiji Jingu Burned Down


Tokyo, Nov. 18 (Jiji Press)--A warehouse in Tokyo's Meiji Jingu shrine was burned down on Sunday morning.

According to the metropolitan fire and police departments, no one was killed or injured in the fire at the Shinto shrine in Shibuya Ward.

Firefighters received an emergency call reporting the fire at around 7 a.m. (10 p.m. Saturday GMT).

The fire was contained at around 8:30 a.m., after burning out the 200-square-meter two-story storage house, located northwest of the main hall of the shrine.

There were no cultural assets in the facility as only festival items, such as tents and paper lanterns, were stored there, people familiar with the shrine said.

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