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Major fire breaks out in central London railway arch, several trains halted

London railway arch fire: Trains to and from London Bridge are affected and several buildings were evacuated.

Sri Lasya Edited By: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya London Updated on: August 17, 2022 23:39 IST
Major fire breaks out in central London railway arch,
Image Source : @LONDONFIRE Major fire breaks out in central London railway arch, trains halted

Highlights

  • A major fire broke out in a railway arch in Southwark, central London
  • At least 70 firefighters are tackled the fire
  • Due to the fire, Southwark Street and Lavington Street have been closed

London railway arch fire: A major fire broke out in a railway arch in Southwark, central London on Wednesday, prompting authorities to halt trains and evacuate several buildings. At least 70 firefighters are tackling the fire currently.

Large plumes of smoke were seen coming out of the railway arch. Due to the fire, Southwark Street and Lavington Street have been closed. 

The fire department, in a press release, quoted Station Commander Wayne Johnson, who was at the scene, as saying, "The blaze was producing heavy smoke and those living or working in the local area were advised to keep their windows and doors closed. 

"Trains to and from London Bridge are affected and several buildings were evacuated."

The Brigade's 999 Control Officers took 35 calls to the blaze. They were able to use 999Eye to live stream the fire from a smart phone to screens in the Control Room, allowing for greater visibility of the incident.

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