Firefighters battle blaze at Tokyo's Tsukiji fishmarket


Firefighters operate at the fire site at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Thursday. (Reuters photo)

TOKYO - Dozens of firefighters battled a major blaze on Thursday at Tokyo's Tsukiji fishmarket, the world's largest and one of the capital's most popular tourist sites, media said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or people trapped, the reports said.

The fire broke out just before 5pm (3pm Thailand time) and some 30 fire trucks were on the scene. Clouds of grayish smoke billowed into the air, but efforts to extinguish the flames were hampered by the area's narrow streets and tight-knit buildings.

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