Wednesday 1 April 2015

Holborn electrical fire causes mass evacuation

Fire on Holborn

An electrical fire under the pavement in central London has led to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings.
Fire crews were called after smoke was seen coming out of an inspection cover on Kingsway in Holborn.
The electrical fire is among cables, said London Fire Brigade. A 25m safety cordon has been put in place.
Police have declared a major incident and closed the road at both ends.
Fire, Holborn
Fire at Holborn
The emergency services are waiting for utility companies to disconnect the power supply before tackling the blaze.
Motorists have been told to avoid the area.