• Kyodo


About 650 residents were ordered to evacuate Tuesday as a forest fire engulfed part of a mountain on an island in the Seto Inland Sea.

Some 170 firefighters and helicopters from nearby prefectures, as well as Self-Defense Forces units in the area, have been mobilized to fight the blaze on Naoshima Island in Kagawa Prefecture, according to police, prefectural government and other sources.

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