Major fire broke out in London’s Camden Lock Market early morning on Monday. According to reports, at least 10 fire engines and around 70 firefighters are currently at the scene to take control of the fire. According to London Fire Brigade, the first three floors and roof of a building in the well-known Market were set on fire. The fire brigade officials advised people to stay away from the popular tourist attraction. In a later update, the officials added that the fire is now under control. “The Camden Market fire is now under control but crews will be damping down into the morning,” London Fire brigade said in a tweet.
According to reports, the blaze erupted near Camden Stables shortly after midnight. “Police were called on Monday at 12.10am to Camden Lock Market to reports of a fire. London Fire Brigade were already at the scene when officers arrived. It is unknown at this stage if any persons are injured, we await update,” A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told reporters.
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Ambulance services also rushed to the scene but so far, no casualties have been reported in the incident. The incident took place just four weeks after fast-spreading blaze at Grenfell Tower apartment in West London killed at least 80 people. “We have not treated any patients, and we remain at the scene,” London Ambulance services spokeswoman said.
An eyewitness to the fire, Joan Ribes, said that the people are scared that an explosion might take place due to presence of restaurant kitchens nearby. “The fire was moving very fast. People were watching, but we were scared the building could explode at any time since there are restaurants with kitchens nearby,” Ribes was quoted by news agency AP as saying.