Several fire engines were reportedly called to Nintendo’s Kyoto headquarters today after a fire broke out in the building. Nintendo’s Japan headquarters contains business and game development departments, and has multiple floors.
According to police reports through Japanese media (via VGC), a fire broke out on the third floor and partially burned several desks and chairs, but fortunately, no one was injured. While the police and fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire, it’s believed that the small blaze was started by an electronic device that was being charged.
Even if the entire building did catch fire, Nintendo has contingency plans to help it continue operating. As Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa explained to shareholders previously, the company will prioritize protecting its employees in the wake of a natural disaster, secure assets for a recovery effort, and implement “various proactive measures ” to get its operations back up and running.