A huge fire has broken out close to the London Underground station of Elephant and Castle in the UK capital. The station has been evacuated as firefighters tackle the nearby blaze.
Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the transport hub on Monday in footage of the incident posted to social media. One video showed emergency workers and passers-by watching the blaze before a giant fireball suddenly erupts from the side of a building.
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Fire at elephant and castle ??? 🙁 pic.twitter.com/hbjz5Cw94U
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A total of ten fire engines and 70 firefighters have been deployed to tackle the blaze, according to London Fire Brigade.
There have been no reports of injuries.
Some eyewitness have reported hearing an explosion at the site.
Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are attending a fire at railway arches near to #ElephantCastle railway station. Please avoid the area and close all doors and windows https://t.co/L7YXgTDzE0
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 28, 2021
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