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Fireball blaze wrecks Camden High Street gift shop

London Fire Brigade investigates cause of fire as clean-up begins

28 February, 2017 — By William McLennan

Police were first on the scene PHOTO: Vincent Jö-Nés

CLEAN-UP teams are this morning (Tuesday) helping to clear charred goods off the pavement as an investigation began into what caused a fireball blaze at a Camden Town gift shop.

Around 20 firefighters tackled flames and smoke at a shop in Camden High Street at around 10 pm yesterday (Monday).

Kentish Town Watch Manager Dan Acquah, who was at the scene, said: “When crews arrived there was very intense smoke coming from the building and flames were extremely visible. Firefighters had to use cutting equipment to gain access to the shop as it had metal shutters, but crews worked quickly to bring the fire under control and prevented it from spreading to the flats above and neighbouring businesses.”

Street cleaners help clear away fire-wrecked goods

Crews from Euston, Kentish Town and Soho were at the scene. Nobody was injured. The London Fire Brigade said it was trying to establish the cause.

 

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