Shortly before 12.30pm, London Fire Brigade (LFB) responded to reports of a fire alarm which was sounded in shops close to the underground station. A crew of three fire trucks and 15 firefighters responded to the call, which LFB said was prompted by a flood in an electrical intake room.
The underground station was evacuated soon after and LFB said it is currently trying to switch off the power to avoid a fire breaking out in the area.
High Street Kensington tube station and mall closed pic.twitter.com/DDXQpkmWf2— Poppy H (@Poppy_H1) April 29, 2016
High street Kensington station evacuated and closed due to fire alert. pic.twitter.com/3C3P2nvb2l— 👾🌸 (@cheba_boureko) April 29, 2016
Transport for London (TfL) said that High Street Kensington tube station, which is on the district and circle lines, had been closed. LFB said it hoped to have the station back open shortly.
High Street Kensington- station currently closed. Fire alert.— District line (@districtline) April 29, 2016
Kensington station on lock-down, swarming with police and fire crews. Nearby shops all evacuated. "Electrical fire". pic.twitter.com/KGJlkZB98d— Jamie Bellinger (@blgrr) April 29, 2016