Dozens of firefighters worked to tackle a blaze that broke out overnight on the dancefloor of a well-known London nightclub.
The fire is thought to have broken out on the dancefloor and in the basement of Cirque Le Soir on Soho’s Ganton Street, from where it spread to office buildings nearby.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 4.55am and were still working to put the fire out at mid-morning, a London Fire Brigade spokesperson confirmed to City A.M..
Fire at Cirque Le Soir in Ganton Street, possibly on the dance floor. Crews will be there for the next few hours hoping to get shops open.— Jason Rosam (@JasonRosam) December 19, 2015
Some 50 firefighters and eight fire engines are reportedly on the scene, which is just off of busy Carnaby Street in Soho.
The London Fire Brigade's Nic Myatt, one of those on the scene, said to the Evening Standard that "crews did exceptionally well and worked incredibly hard in arduous conditions to stop this fire from spreading to other parts of the building and to contain it to what was quite a large basement area."
Circus-themed Cirque Le Soir, one of London's most exclusive nightclubs, is often frequented by celebrities like Rihanna and Cara Delevigne.
Firefighters attending incident in a Restaurant and Nightclub in Ganton Street which is off Carnaby St in Soho... pic.twitter.com/e1PyaPjZi9— Jason Rosam (@JasonRosam) December 19, 2015
The cause of the fire is not yet known, but nobody is believed to have been injured in the blaze.