Fire Damages Seibuen Amusement Park in Saitama

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Fire Damages Amusement Park in Saitama

A fire broke out at Seibuen Amusement Park in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, but according to police, there were no injuries.

The fire started around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, and appears to have burned more than 1,000 square meters of the park. It was extinguished two hours later after a local resident saw the fire and phoned the fire department. The park had closed at 4:30 p.m. so no employees or visitors were present at the time.

An area near the entrance where a food court and souvenir shops stand was severely burned. In addition, the fire damaged four attractions, according to the police and Seibu Railway Co., which owns the facility.

The park will stay closed until it is confirmed safe.


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*Photo courtesy of The Japan Times.