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No casualties yet at London's Camden market; avoid area, firefighters warn

Eight fire engines, an aerial ladder and about 60 firefighters were initially sent to the area

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We now have ten fire engines and over 70 firefighters dealing with the Camden Lock Market fire. Please avoid the area: London Fire Brigade
We now have ten fire engines and over 70 firefighters dealing with the Camden Lock Market fire. Please avoid the area: London Fire Brigade

A major fire has broken out at in with flames climbing high into the sky, the media reported.

Eight fire engines, an aerial ladder and about 60 firefighters were initially sent to the area after the first emergency call at just before midnight on Sunday, Fire Brigade said, The Independent reported.

However, this was quickly increased to 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters. The brigade appealed to people on its Twitter account to "please avoid the area".
 






Numerous photographs on showed the fire was well alight with the flames towering high above the surrounding buildings.

There are more than 1,000 shops and stalls at the market, which is well known as a centre of social life for many.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were in attendance at the scene but did not immediately have any other information.

Ambulance Service told Sky News it was not currently treating any casualties.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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