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A Large Fire in London | ትልቅ እሳት በለንደን

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 17, 2022

London Bridge station is CLOSED and trains re-directed as 70 firefighters tackle massive blaze

  • The station is closed and all train services through it are severely disrupted
  • The fire began under a bridge next to the station and has spread to a car park
  • Around 70 firefighters are currently at the scene tackling the blaze in Southwark

A large fire has broken out next to London Bridge station forcing it to close as 70 firefighters tackled the massive blaze.

The station is closed and will remain so until further notice, with severe disruption to all journeys.

The London Fire Brigade received its first call to the incident at 9.29am this morning.

It sent around 40 firefighters, but 10 engines and an extra 30 personnel were later also called to the scene. Fire crews from Dowgate, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Shadwell and surrounding fire stations are in attendance.

Local residents are being advised to keep their windows and doors closed to protect against the smoke, which has also spread into railway tunnels close to London Bridge station.

Several buildings in the vicinity of the fire have also been evacuated after it emerged a railway arch was completely alight.

London Fire Brigade reported that the fire was brought under control at 11.20am, but Southwark Street is closed between Southwark Bridge Road and Lavington Street whilst crews continue to work to make the scene safe.

The station has completely closed while the Jubilee line has been part suspended between Wembley Park and Stanmore, with severe delays on the rest of the line.

Both London Bridge station and Southwark Underground station remain closed, and no injuries have been reported.

Major disruption between London Bridge and Waterloo East is expected until at least 3pm this afternoon.

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