Fire at a 14-story apartment in Miyakojima Ward, Osaka 2 people injured | NHK Kansai News

On the afternoon of the 7th, there was a fire at a 14-story apartment in Miyakojima Ward, Osaka, and two elderly men and women were lightly injured.

Around 1:30 pm on the 7th, a resident of a 14-story apartment building in Tomobuchi-cho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka, reported to the fire department that the room was on fire.
A woman in her 40s who lives with her family on the 8th floor of the same apartment said, “My family and I were out and safe. There were many fire engines, so I’m worried if all the residents are safe. Some people were not there, and I saw a woman waving from the veranda, but she seems to have been rescued.”
A resident of a nearby apartment said, “I thought I could smell it, so I opened the window and saw a fire coming out of the apartment across the street. A little while ago, I saw that a fire ladder truck came and rescued me.It seems that other residents are also evacuating.”
33 fire engines came out and the fire was extinguished after about 3 hours, but about 80 square meters of one room on the 6th floor, which is considered to be the origin of the fire, burned down.
According to the police and fire department, two people, a 100-year-old man living in this room and a 65-year-old woman living on the upper floor, were rescued and taken to the hospital, but their injuries are minor.
At the time of the fire, bright red flames and black smoke rose from the windows of the apartment building, and there was a temporary uproar in the area, with many residents evacuating.
Police and fire departments are investigating the detailed cause of the fire in an area where apartments and other buildings are located about 1 km north of Osaka Metro Miyakojima Station.

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