Fire burning five houses kills 2 people in Osaka

Fire burning five houses kills two Osaka November 4 at 6:25 a.m.

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In the early morning of April 4, a fire broke out in a residential area of Nishi-Asahikawa-ku, Osaka, and two bodies were found in a house believed to be the source of the fire. Police are investigating the death of a man in his 80s and 50s living in the house.

Just before 3 a.m. on the 4th, a neighbor reported to the fire department that a fire was coming out of a two-story house in Himejijima, Nishi-Asahikawa-ku, Osaka.

Thirty-four fire engines went out to extinguish the fire, but the surrounding houses also burned one after another, and a total of five buildings burned.

The fire was almost extinguished about an hour and a half later, and two bodies were found in a house believed to be the source of the fire.

Police are investigating the deaths of two men in their 80s and 50s who lived in the house after the fire.

The site is a residential area about 300 meters southwest of Himejijima Station of Hanshin Electric Railway.

A man who lived in the immediate area and called 119 said, “The fire was so strong that it went up higher than the roof and seemed to burn into the kindergarten next door. There was a sound of dondon four or five times. I was afraid of a fire because it was close to me.”