The fire brigade appears to have been called to the gym at around mid-day yesterday as the smoke filled the local area. Sadly whilst they were on the scene quickly they wee unable to save in the gym in Gunma province which has been left looking like just a shell of it's former glory.
At the time of the incident there was 3 people in the gym who have been taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation, though their illness has been described in the press as being "mild". Luckily it appears the other students have escaped without any serious injury, with over 500 students being evacuated from the school.
The fire is thought to have originated from a burner or a pipe in the school, though the police investigation is on going.