Smoke billows as fire breaks out near railway station in Japan (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A fire has broken out in a café near a railway station 100km from Tokyo, social media said, posting numerous photos and videos of huge clouds of smoke and flames.

The blaze reportedly started in an Oreon café in the city of Utsunomiya, in the northern Kanto region of Japan. The café is near Utsunomiya railway station.

According to social media, a part of the road was blocked due to the blaze. Fire and ambulances have reportedly arrived at the scene.

Utsunomiya is the most populous city in Tochigi Prefecture, with over 500,000 people.