Massive Blaze Forces London Bridge Station to Close (+Video)
- August, 17, 2022 - 16:50
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A massive blaze has forced the London Bridge Station to close, sparking travel chaos for thousands.
Around 70 firefighters rushed to tackle the inferno after it erupted in the railway arches in Southwark, South London.
The flames then spread to a nearby carpark setting two electric cars ablaze, The Sun reported.
Locals living near the fire have been told to keep their windows and doors shut due to "heavy smoke".
London Bridge Station and other buildings close to the fire have been evacuated as terrified Brits were seen running from the flames.
The cause of the blaze is not known at this time, London Fire Brigade confirmed.
Southeastern Railway - who operates out of Waterloo and London Bridge Stations - confirmed all routes through London Bridge are disrupted.
Trains have been diverted to other stations.
London Fire Brigade station commander Wayne Johnson said from the scene: "The blaze is producing heavy smoke and those living or working in the local area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed.
"Trains to and from London Bridge are affected and several buildings have been evacuated."
Southeastern Railway wrote on Twitter: "Due to a fire next to the track between WaterlooEast and London Bridge, services across all routes through London Bridge are severely disrupted.
"Trains are being diverted to other London Terminals or terminated at alternative locations."