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Watch: Huge fire erupts at central London railway arch, train services halted

A fire has broken out at London's Southwark railway station. On receiving information about the fire, a total of 70 firefighters and 10 vehicles with them are trying to douse the fire.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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London Fire: Breaking news coming from London where massive fire has broken out at Southwark railway station. On receiving information about the fire, a total of 70 firefighters and 10 vehicles with them are trying to douse the fire. There is no report of any casualty as of now due to the fire. Video clips of the fire incident posted by the fire brigade on Twitter showed large plumes of smoke coming from under the railway arch, which it said was “completely alight”.

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Southwark Bridge Road and Lavington Street have been closed after the incident, while crews on Lavington Street are trying to douse the fire. Station Commander Wayne Johnson, who was present at the scene, said that there was a lot of smoke coming out of the place where the fire broke out.

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“The blaze is producing heavy smoke and those living or working in the local area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed,” Station Commander Wayne Johnson said in a statement on the fire service’s website.

Apart from this, the trains on the London Underground network’s Jubilee Line were impacted, with LFB saying smoke coming from a platform at London Bridge underground station was confirmed to have been from the railway arch blaze.

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