Fire erupts at Camden Lock Market

10 July 2017 by
Fire erupts at Camden Lock Market

Seventy firefighters were called out to battle a fire at London's Camden Lock Market last night.

The London Fire Brigade have said it is too early to determine where the fire started although it is thought to have affected a building where an Honest Burger restaurant is based upon the ground floor.

In a statement, it said: "The first, second and third floors, plus the roof, of a building within the market were damaged by the blaze. The building contained a number of different businesses and market stalls. Thankfully no injuries were reported."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The fire broke out just before midnight with an eyewitness saying the fire moved "very fast".

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "London Fire Brigade were already at the scene when officers arrived. It is unknown at this stage if any persons are injured."

The fire spread across several floors of the building and it's understood that about 30% of the first, second and third floors and a third of the roof was damaged by the fire.

London Fire Brigade fought to contain the blaze for around three hours - it was under control by 2:50am on Monday (10 July).

In response to tweets from wellwishers, Honest Burgers said: "Thanks for thinking of us. We're not on site yet so aren't able to assess the damage but everyone in the restaurant is safe."

We now have ten fire engines and over 70 firefighters dealing with the Lock Market fire. Please avoid the area ©

— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire)

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