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Nintendo Japan Headquarters Fire Reported

by Abdul Wassay
Nintendo Japan Headquarters

Nintendo Japan headquarters fire has been confirmed. Emergency services in Japan have responded to a fire at Nintendo’s headquarters in Minami-ku, Kyoto, local news station NHK reports. While this is worrying news on its own, we can confirm that thankfully, no one was harmed.

The article states that the fire was reported today, August 15, at 1 pm local time in Nintendo’s building. Police on the scene say there was some furniture damage in one room on the third floor of the building, but nothing major. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported at the time of writing. Eight fire trucks were sent to headquarters, but the small fire was quickly recognized by employees before they arrived. It has been confirmed that no one was injured in the fire.

Eight fire engines arrived at the Kyoto building after staff managed to put out the fire, which was believed to have started in a room on the third floor. Emergency services are currently investigating the scene to determine the cause of the fire, but initial findings suggest it was caused by a charging device.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently discussed the company’s plan for possible disasters. He stated the following:

Even if our business continuity is hindered by a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, or by some dangerous infectious disease that is highly contagious and could cause a serious medical condition, we have a documented response plan and have implemented various proactive measures so that we can restore operations as quickly as possible.
If a disaster occurs, we will convene a disaster response committee headed by the president that will act to confirm the safety of our employees, protect the integrity of company property, and secure personnel and communication systems for the recovery effort.

As stated previously, no injuries have been reported. This is something to be thankful for. Emergency services are still investigating the cause of the fire, but it is reported that conditions at the scene suggest that electronic equipment being charged caused the fire. It is unclear at this time what the device might be.

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