Fire breaks out in Japan's trade ministry building's parking area

TOKYO, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- A fire broke out in the underground parking area of Japan's trade ministry in central Tokyo on Wednesday, but local police and firefighters said that no injuries were reported as a result.

The fire broke out at around 10 a.m. local time in garbage loaded on a truck in the ministry building's second-level basement, police and firefighters said, but was quickly extinguished.

Following an emergency call, about 10 fire engines were deployed to the scene in the Kasumigaseki district of central Tokyo, a hub of government ministries and agencies.

Investigations into the cause of the blaze are ongoing, local police and fire fighters said.