Thick Smoke Covers Highway as Warehouse Burns in Japanese City

A warehouse fire in Yatomi, Japan, caused thick black smoke to blow across a highway, with dashcam video showing the poor visibility that resulted for drivers.

Video from Ryoko Tawada shows cars driving through the smoke, which was blowing across the Higashi-Meihan Expressway and eventually forced it to close, local news said.

According to local news reports the fire was at an industrial waste warehouse. It took 14 trucks three hours to put it out; no injuries were reported. Credit: Ryoko Tawada via Storyful

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