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Monday, August 24, 2015

Pentagon says no injuries in blast at US Army post in Japan

Washington: Firefighters are still battling a fire triggered by an explosion at a US Army base in Sagamihara, Japan, but there are no reports of injuries, a Pentagon spokesman said Sunday.

Navy Commander Bill Urban said the blast occurred just after midnight Japan time at a building at the Sagami Depot, a US Army post in Sagamihara, which is about 25 miles (40 km)southwest of Tokyo.

"There are no reports of injury, and base firefighters and first responders are currently fighting the resulting fire to prevent its spread to nearby buildings," Urban said in a emailed statement.

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