- Title: The moment a fireball rips through London railway arch
- Date: 28th June 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 28, 2021) (VIDEO OBTAINED BY REUTERS) SMOKE COMING OUT OF BUILDING, SOUND OF SIRENS, FIREFIGHTERS, BALL OF FLAMES RISING INTO SMOKE
- Embargoed: 12th July 2021 15:44
- Keywords: Elephant and Castle England London fire railway station
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Fires
- Reuters ID: LVA001EJBGOQV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A large fire ripped through a railway arch in London on Monday (June 28), sending a ball of flame and plumes of black smoke billowing up high into the sky.
Police said the incident beside Elephant and Castle station in south London was not terror-related. There were no immediate reports of anyone being injured.
Eyewitness footage at the scene showed a ball of flames shooting out of the building into the smoke.
The London Fire Brigade said 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were tackling the blaze which raced through three commercial units, causing trains to be diverted.
"Road closures are in place and people are advised to avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed," the fire brigade said.
(Production: Paul Warren, Mindy Burrows, George Sargent)
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