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Huge fire rages through historic Stables Market in Camden Town

Large plumes of smoke billow from the world famous Stables Market in Camden Town. Picture: Twitter @isntdave Large plumes of smoke billow from the world famous Stables Market in Camden Town. Picture: Twitter @isntdave

Monday, May 19, 2014
9:29 PM

A huge fire that can be seen for miles is raging through the historic Stables Market in Camden Town this evening.

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Fire engines at the scene in Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town. Picture: Twitter @isntdaveFire engines at the scene in Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town. Picture: Twitter @isntdave

The London Fire Brigade confirmed a number of railway arches used as shops are alight and around 600 people were evacuated from the area before firefighters arrived at the world famous market at about 8pm.

Firefighters are working hard to bring the blaze under control.

There are no reports of injuries and the cause is not known at this stage.

Fire borough commander Richard Welch, at the Stables Market, said on Twitter: “Fire has broken through the roof but smoke has dissipated. No one is involved.”

Emergency services are on scene. Picture: Twitter @andreamitchellEmergency services are on scene. Picture: Twitter @andreamitchell

Transport for London confirmed Camden High Street is closed and all traffic has been diverted up Kentish Town Road.

Drivers have been advised to use other routes and expect delays.

Live updates are being posted on the London Fire Brigade’s Twitter account.
* PHOTO GALLERY See a round-up of pictures of the fire posted on Twitter here

RELATED STORIES: ‘The great fires of Camden’: Blazes that ransacked Camden’s markets in 2008 and 1980

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