In Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, the wildfire that broke out on the 21st of this month has not been extinguished, and the Self-Defense Forces have resumed firefighting activities by helicopter around 6:30 am.
According to Tochigi Prefecture, a forest fire broke out in Nishinomiya-cho, Ashikaga City around 3:30 pm on the 21st of this month, and the prefecture and the Self-Defense Forces watered from the sky with a helicopter, but the fire has not been extinguished yet. ..
On the 24th, the Self-Defense Forces resumed firefighting activities using helicopters around 6:30 am.
Due to a strong wind near the site on the 23rd, Ashikaga City issued an evacuation advisory saying that there is a risk of fire spreading to residential areas, and is calling on 72 households in the vicinity to evacuate.
The city has two evacuation centers in the city, and as of 5 am, a total of 31 people from 17 households have evacuated and spent the night at the evacuation centers.
According to the city, so far no one has been injured.