Trains to a major station in London hit hard on Wednesday morning after the big fire broken out near railway arches.
About 70 firefighters and 10 fire The engines were sent to put out a fire near Union Street in Southwark. Footage from the scene shows big clouds of thick black smoke swirling in air where the fire broke out out.
This was reported by the London fire department. fire produces “heavy smoke” and those who live nearby are advised to stay away from windows and doors shut.
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The service said they got it. more over 30 calls from concerned members of in public, with in first calling in around 9:30 am. Several buildings have been evacuated.
BUT student said she should use a face mask to protect yourself from the fumes generated fire.
Lauren Chopin, who life in apartment two minutes walk from fire,with help she had to wear a mask in her apartment because of the smoke.
“There are many of smoking all over Union Street and neighboring streets, there are many fire emergency services are trying to put out in fire”twenty-year- said the old one.
“It’s sometimes slows down and the smoke grows whiter, only to be followed by another powerful flash of black smoke… we closed all the doors and windows restrict amount of there is smoke in.”
The woman said that she was evacuated from work as result of “thick, black pouring smoke out” of railway arch in Southwark.
Hanushe Lala of Streatham in south London, said: “I was in meeting around 9:44 am when the alarm went off off and everyone looked around to find out if it was real. Then we were all told to leave building.”
24-year-old, who works in facility management, added: “Everything is cordoned off off and there is a fat one, black pouring smoke out of arch.
“All the buildings around us were evacuated… about half Hour ago place swarmed with people but now everyone starts move away because they said us we won’t be allowed back in for for a while because fire This is true bad and it gets worse.”
Network Rail said trains to and from London Bridge station were affected by the disaster. fire.
The railway operator said in saying: “A fire broken out in arch under the railroad.
London Fire Brigade on website with a few pumps and we closed the railroad until we could confirm it is safe.”
“Worked with London fire brigade and we need check out the railroad fire out before we can reopen. Thanks for carrier with us”.
South East train operator said fire “seriously disrupted” all routes across London Bridge.
The representative wrote on Twitter: “Because of fire next on the route between East Waterloo and London Bridge, traffic on all London Bridge routes is severely disrupted.
“Trains are diverted to other London terminals or stop at alternative locations”.
LFB Station Commander Wayne Johnson, who is at the scene, said: “The fire smokes heavily, and people living or working in local area it is recommended to keep them windows and the doors are closed.
“Trains to and from London Bridge damaged, several buildings evacuated.”