Oxford Street on fire – 70 firefighters rush to tackle enormous blaze

Oxford Street on fire – 70 firefighters rush to tackle enormous blaze

At least 70 firefighters have rushed to the scene at a shop in Oxford street to tackle a fire that broke out on Friday night.

The Brigade was called at 21:38pm and fire crews from Soho, Lambeth, Kensington, Chelsea, Kentish Town, Euston and surrounding fire stations arrived at the scene shortly after.

The blaze is centred the corner of Oxford Street and Gilbert Street in Mayfair.

Pictures on social media show firefighters tackling the blaze as thick smoke emerges from the buildings.

The scene has been cordoned off and police have surrounded the area.

It’s believed Oxford Street is closed.

Crowds of people have gathered at the scene.

London’s fire brigade 999 control officers received calls after the ground floor of a five-storey building caught alight.

Reports on Social media say the fire began in a souvenir shop in Oxford street.

Videos show people covering their faces with scarves and coats to shield themselves from the fog of thick smoke billowing out from the shop.

Witnesses at the scene has reported Oxford Street is “full of smoke”.

Speaking to The Sun, a spokesperson from the London Fire Brigade said: “We were called at 21.38 to an address on Gilbert Street on the junction with Oxford Street.

“It is the ground floor of a five-story building that’s alight – the ground floor is a shop and there a flats above.

“We’ve got 10 fire engines and about 70 fire fighter fighters on the scene.”

The fire is still on going.

There are no reports of injuries at the moment.

More to follow…

Published at Sat, 07 Mar 2020 00:01:00 +0000