It seems it's been the season of explosions in Asian countries recently, with an overnight explosion at an American military base in Sagamihara, Japan, joining the list of recent conflagrations.

Only last week a massive explosion sent shock waves through Tianjin, China, so when a military warehouse at the U.S. Army base north of Tokyo erupted in a fireball, citizens and local emergency workers were immediately on guard.

According to reports from emergency response personnel, the explosion happened in a warehouse on the base where "dangerous materials" were stored. The warehouse was in an isolated part of the base, however, and fire fighters said that there was little chance of the blaze spreading to other buildings.

Japanese police and emergency personnel have reported that they don't have clear access to the site of the explosion and as a result haven't been able to determine the exact cause or what materials exploded. The U.S. military has said that no hazardous, radioactive, or other dangerous materials were stored in the warehouse, but citizens near the area are understandably worried.

Officials in the Tianjin blast denied that there were any toxic or dangerous chemicals in that recent blast, but later reports have showed that in fact many heavy metals and other poisonous chemicals were involved.

While the U.S. Army has thanked and given appreciation for the quick response and service provided by emergency personnel from Sagamihara, it still isn't revealing any information about what was being stored in the warehouse.

h/t: Freedom Outpost

 

 

 

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