Part of Camden Market will be closed to the public today, after a huge blaze last night which required 70 firefighters to bring it under control.
London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent 10 fire engines and 70 members of the fire brigade to the popular tourist attraction. Police attended the scene alongside ambulance services. The emergency services said no injuries resulted from the fire.
LFB said the first, second and third floors of a building within the market were on fire just before midnight on Sunday. Crews from Kentish Town, Euston, Soho, Paddington, Holloway and surrounding fire stations were at the scene. The fire was brought under control by 2.50am.
This morning, station manager Davd Reid said: "Crews worked hard to get the fire under control and to stop it from spreading to neighbouring buildings."
The cause of the blaze is under investigation. LFB said four fire engines and around 20 firefighters will remain at the scene on Monday morning damping down.
Market Tech, the owner of Camden market, said today: "An isolated fire broke out in a building adjacent to the market hall area of Camden Lock Market overnight which was brought quickly under control by the emergency services and we are now working closely with them to investigate the cause. Thankfully no one was injured during the incident.
"While a small section of Camden Lock Market will be closed off to the public until further notice as a precaution, the rest of Camden Lock Market and the wider area, including Stables Market and Union Street, will be fully open and operating and welcoming visitors and customers as usual today."
It is not the first time the market, beside Camden Lock, has been hit hit by fire in recent years. In 2008 a major blaze tore through the market stalls. And in 2014 firefighters were called to the Stables Market, a popular section containing shops and bars.
Fire in Camden happening right now. Where the indoor market stalls are. At least three fire trucks here. pic.twitter.com/IxbTKO61ov— Helen Joyce (@Helen_of_joy) July 9, 2017