More than two dozen firefighters are tackling a blaze at an office block in the heart of the City.
Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a building on Houndsditch near Aldgate Tube station this morning.
The London Fire Brigade said it was alerted to the fire following reports of smoke billowing from a “range of office blocks” in the City.
City of London Police said it was assisting the fire department, adding that the incident was a suspected electrical fire.
“The road is currently closed and buses are being diverted,” the police force said in a statement.
“Other nearby roads may be busier than usual. Please find alternative routes if possible.”
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