9.7.17 Camden Lock Market fire: Seventy fire fighters tackle blaze

12-07-2017

The huge blaze broke out overnight at Camden Lock Market in north London.

Emergency services were called to the popular tourist attraction shortly before midnight after fire took hold in a property near the Camden Stables.

Seventy fire fighters and 10 fire engines were sent to the site, which is a popular tourist attraction, London Fire Brigade stated.

London Ambulance Service also attended, but confirmed it had not treated any patients.

Major fires have hit the sprawling market area twice before in recent years, in 2008 and 2014.

It is understood around 30 per cent of the first, second, and third floors, and a third of the roof of the 30 by 40 metre building, was damaged by the fire, which was brought under control by around 2.50am.

Fire crews worked hard to get the fire under control and to stop it from spreading to neighbouring buildings.

The market, which has been based in the area since 1974, has more than 1,000 stalls and shops.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

Resources used:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40552451

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/09/fire-breaks-camden-market-london-60-firefighters-battle-flames

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