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Another love hotel catches fire in Kabukicho

Outside the Hotel Golden Gate
Outside the Hotel Golden Gate

TOKYO (TR) – A fire broke out at a love hotel in the Kabukicho red-light district on Saturday, two days after a blaze at another inn in the area left one woman dead, reports NHK (Jan. 9).

At 2:10 p.m., an eyewitness notified the Tokyo Fire Department about smoke emanating from the Hotel Golden Gate.

The blaze was extinguished by personnel from approximately 22 fire trucks about 40 minutes after it began.

The fire consumed approximately 20 square meters of one room on the second floor of the four-story building. There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

On Thursday, a fire that broke out in the five-floor Hotel Matsuki resulted in the death of a 63-year-old female customer.

She was found collapsed inside a stairwell between the first and second floors. After being rushed to a nearby hospital, she was confirmed dead due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

The cause of the fire at the Hotel Matsuki was believed to have been a candle used for a shrine located near the front desk.