11.11.16 Four fire engines and 21 fire fighters and officers rush to blaze at Kentish Town spa and sauna


A billowing cloud of thick black smoke tainted the blue sky in north London as fire spread through Rio's Kentish Town spa popular with naturists.

It is believed the fire started in one of the sauna cabins between Raglan Street and Kentish Town High Road.  It took just under two hours to get the flames under control and the Fire Brigade has said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The blaze left the ground floor of the sauna damaged but thankfully there have been no reports of casualties.

The sauna at the rear of the ground floor was damaged by fire.

Fire crews from Kentish Town, Euston and Hornsey fire stations attended the scene.

The Brigade's 999 control officers took more than 35 calls to the fire.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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