A massive fire broke out at a London train station after a massive explosion on Monday. The police say it was not a terrorist attack. So far there has only been one reported injury.
Crazy fire at Elephant and Castle started here it seems. pic.twitter.com/gs8TN7LAwB
— Kevin Edger (@KEdge23) June 28, 2021
The Guardian reported the brigade confirmed three commercial units are fire as well as four nearby vehicles and a phone box. Elephant and Castle Station was evacuated and was closed to the public. 70 firefighters are working on the blaze near the Elephant and Castle Station.
Lots of black smoke, then an explosion and large fireball erupted pic.twitter.com/fSnautAI8j
— Ben Lovell (@DrBenLovell) June 28, 2021
The London Fire Brigade tweeted:
“Early video from the scene of the blaze at railway arches in #ElephantCastle. We have 10 fire engines & 70 firefighters attending & have taken nearly fifty 999 calls. Please avoid the area.”
Um London wtf is going on?! pic.twitter.com/wbPMdpNijF
— Matthew James Lister (@MrMattLister) June 28, 2021
Station Commander James Ryan, who is at the scene, told the Independent, “There are significant road closures in place and we are asking people to avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed whilst firefighters work to bring the fire under control.”
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No casualties have been reported at the time of this report.
A statement from National Rail stated, “A fire next to the track at Elephant & Castle means trains are currently unable to run through this station. As a result of this, trains between London Blackfriars and Denmark Hill / Herne Hill may be canceled or delayed. Major disruption is expected until the end of the day.”
— Megan Jearum (@MeganJearum) June 28, 2021