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Police and firefighters on Friday began investigating the fire that destroyed Okinawa’s Shuri Castle the previous day.

The fire, which started at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, engulfed seven wooden buildings that occupied more than 4,000 sq. meters of a hill overlooking the prefectural capital of Naha. It was extinguished at around 1:30 p.m. There were no reports of injuries.

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