Firefighters battle massive flames in the Elephant and Castle district of London, an area covered in a huge cloud of smoke.
According to the first reports, the explosion and the resulting fire broke out in a commercial unit near the Elephant & Castle tube station in London, under railway arches, for reasons unknown at this time – Writes the news. Authorities said the fire that broke out in the basement of the train station adjacent to the metro line may have caused damage to three shops, four cars and a phone booth so far. There were no reports of injuries.
Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters are involved in the firefighting operation, and so far we have received about 50,999 phone calls. Please avoid the area”
The London Fire Department said on Twitter.
Sadiq Khan said in an announcement at 4 pm local time that the fire had been put out. The mayor expressed his condolences to all concerned.
After the station was evacuated, the police cordoned off the area. Southwark police say the fire cannot be linked to terrorism.
Three commercial units under the railway arches are fully lit, four cars and a telephone box also nearby #Elfandandcastle Train Station. Roads are closed and people are advised to avoid the area and close windows and doors pic.twitter.com/yALJKnVd8d
London Fire Brigade June 28, 2021
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