A fire broke out near the famed Tsukiji fish market in central Tokyo on Thursday, consuming around 300 square meters including four shops, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, firefighters said.
The Tokyo fire department received a call around 4:50 p.m. about the fire that originated in a three-story building near the market.
Dozens of fire engines were mobilized to extinguish the blaze. One firefighter complained of ill health, probably due to heat exhaustion.
The Tsukiji wholesale market, a popular tourist attraction, was established in 1935. Its planned relocation to the nearby Toyosu area has been delayed by pollution concerns at the new site.
The area outside of the fish market houses around 400 stores including sushi restaurants and marine product shops.