Japan wildfire continues to go on for five days, and evacuation orders issued to more households


A forest fire has been going on for the past five days in a sparsely populated area 75 kilometres north of Tokyo. The local officials have asked households living on the hillside to evacuate.
The fire started in the vicinity of Ashikaga city in the prefecture of Tochigi, and this has spread since the breakout took place on Sunday. All this has happened despite the firefighters and military helicopters trying to douse it.
Till now, no injuries have been reported, but the fire has spread over an area of 100 hectares and has burnt down a temple situated on the top of a mountain. Around 15 villages have been evacuated till Thursday, and more evacuations will take place just to expand the cove.


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