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Camden Market is seen ablaze in London, Britain. (Photo: @LondonFire/Twitter)

Fire breaks out at London’s Camden Lock Market

LONDON: Firefighters have brought under control the blaze in a building in London’s Camden Market, the London Fire Brigade said on Monday (Jul 10).

The cause of the fire was unknown and there were no immediate reports of any injuries or casualties.

The London Fire Brigade said on Twitter the “fire is now under control but crews will be damping down into the morning”.

The first, second and third floors and the roof of the building were on fire, the brigade tweeted earlier, saying more than 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines were on the scene.

London’s Camden Market had an incident of fire in 2008 when market storage areas and shops in the locality were set ablaze and adjoining houses were damaged. A major part of the market had then remained closed for several months.

Seventy firefighters battled the large fire in a building in London’s popular Camden Lock Market in the early hours, the London Fire Brigade said.

The emergency service said it had also sent 10 fire engines to the scene, near a nightclub and a covered market.

 

“The fire was moving very fast,” witness Joan Ribes, 24, told the Press Association.

He said the fire “was flying through the air to the surrounding areas”.

“People were watching, but we were scared the building could explode at any time since there are restaurants with kitchens nearby,” he said.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they were called to a fire at 12.07am (7.07am, Singapore time).

“We sent a clinical team leader and our Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

“We have not treated any patients, and we remain at the scene,” she said.
Source: AFP/mn/rw

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