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Fire breaks out at Toyota headquarters in western Japan

Key Points
  • Toyota Motor Corp was investigating a blaze on Friday at its headquarters in western Japan's Toyota City,
  • The fire was believed to have broken out in the technology development division, a company spokeswoman said.
  • Public broadcaster NHK showed images of people evacuating the building, although there appeared to be little sign of smoke.
The Toyota Motor logo is displayed on a vehicle in Beijing, China.
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Toyota Motor Corp was investigating a blaze on Friday at its headquarters in western Japan's Toyota City, believed to have broken out in the technology development division, a company spokeswoman said.

Public broadcaster NHK showed images of people evacuating the building, although there appeared to be little sign of smoke.

Toyota City is about 320 km (200 miles) west of Tokyo, the Japanese capital, and near the city of Nagoya.

All staff were evacuated and no one was injured, a spokeswoman said.