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[First Report]Notice and Apology Concerning Fire


"Regarding a fire that broke out on the premises of our Eurocat plant."

On July 12, 2023, at around 1:15 p.m., a fire broke out on our company's premises.
We deeply apologize to our neighbors, business partners, and all other concerned parties for any inconvenience and concern caused.

The following is a summary of the situation as of 5:00 p.m. today, July 12.

Fire Situation
(1) Date and time of fire
  Fire broke out: approximately 1:15 p.m. on July 12, 2023 (Wed.)
  Fire extinguished: 2:43 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2023
(2) Location
  366-20, Isoura-cho, Niihama, Ehime, Japan
  Inside the Eurocat plant of Nippon Ketjen K.K.
(3) Damage
  No human casualties.
  No human casualties were reported. Physical damage will be confirmed after on-site inspections are completed.

Causes and effects, etc.
 (1) Cause of fire
  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, and we will work with the police, fire department, and other relevant authorities to determine the cause as soon as possible.
  Appropriate measures will be taken to prevent a recurrence of the fire, while seeking guidance from the relevant authorities.
 (2) Environmental Impact
  There is no environmental impact at this time.
 (3) Impact on business performance
  The impact on business performance is currently under investigation.
  If any significant impact is expected, we will promptly announce it.