London: London Bridge fire, ‘it’s under control’ – World

The fire that broke out under the railway bridge in Southwark, in the London Bridge area, “is now under control,” according to the Twitter profile of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who retweets a post from the fire brigade. “There are currently no reports of injuries,” they say. The investigative team of the fire brigade will initiate an investigation to understand the cause of the fire. Beyond the initial moments of fear, the fact caused more than anything else inconvenience due to the blocking of roads in the area and the closure of four railway lines, while the Jubilee line of the subway was also partially suspended. According to media reconstructions, the fire would have started from two electric cars parked near the railway line with the consequent raising of a column of smoke that hit the passing trains in the area and some surrounding buildings.

The London Fire Brigade intervened with 10 fire engines and around 70 firefighters. Both Southwark and London Bridge stations – where the underground but also rail lines pass – are closed. The area between America Street and Great Suffolk Street has been cordoned off and residents have been asked to keep their doors and windows closed.

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