Fire breaks out in Ginza building with famous sushi restaurant
Japan Today -- Jun 24

A fire broke out on Monday morning in a Ginza building housing the Michelin Guide 3-star sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro.

Police said the fire started at around 11:30 a.m. in the B2 floor of the 9-story building at Ginza 4-chome. According to TV media, the fire started in a storeroom for restaurant supplies. Firefighters were quoted as saying that a sushi chef at Sukiyabashi Jiro on B1 floor had been using straw to smoke bonito and that the straw most likely ignited after he returned it to the storeroom.

銀座にあるすし店「すきやばし次郎」の地下倉庫で、天井が焼けるボヤ騒ぎがあった。6­月24日午前、同店は「カツオのたたき」を作る際、藁を使用、店員が地下の倉庫にその­燃えがらを運んだ後、出火したとみられている。この火で倉庫の天井3平方メートルが焼­け、ビルの入居者が一時避難した。このビルの6階で働いていた女性は「避難のアナウン­ス前から焦げくさい臭いがした。消防車が来て驚いたが、燃え広がらず良かった」と話し­た。警視庁は関係者から事情を聴いて、詳しい原因を調べている。すきやばし次郎は「ミ­シュランガイド」で6年連続三ツ星評価を受けている有名店。すし職人の店主・小野二郎­さんの活動はドキュメンタリー映画「二郎は鮨の夢を見る」として取り上げられている。

News sources: Japan Today, TomoNewsJP

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