Details remain scant, but there seems to have been an explosion and a resulting fire at the U.S.-controlled Sagamihara General Depot in Sagamihara City, Japan. As you can see in the video below, multiple secondary explosions occurred as the fire raged on following the first detonation.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: The Defense Department has confirmed that the explosion did happen at one of their warehouses at Sagamihara Depot. Currently there are no reported causalities and firefighters are working to contain the fire to the one warehouse alone. They have no idea how the fire began but said that the building does not store dangerous chemical or nuclear materials.


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