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Group home for intellectually disabled in Amami City destroyed by fire

A fire broke out in Amami City, Kagoshima Prefecture on the night of the 14th, and one group home was completely destroyed. At the time of the fire, there were six men with intellectual disabilities in their 50s and 60s who moved into the facility, but all of them escaped safely under the guidance of the facility staff.

Written with extracts translated from MBC News

January 15 2021

AMAMI City – A fire broke out in Amami City, Kagoshima Prefecture on the night of the 14th, and one group home was completely destroyed. According to the Amami police station, before 10 pm on the 14th, at “Ai no Hamazono Group Home Friend 3” in Naze Oaza Chinase, Amami City, a facility staff member reported to the fire department that a room was burning.

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