Camden’s Stables Market saved by sprinklers at midnight fire

The sprinklers controlled the fire until the brigade arrived. Photo: LFB

The sprinklers controlled the fire until the brigade arrived. Photo: LFB - Credit: Archant

The indoor market’s sprinkler system helped control the fire until the fire brigade arrived last night

Security guards originally called the fire brigade when the smoke alarm went off at the Chalk Farm market.

Fire crews were able to confine the fire to the ground floor unit where the blaze originated when they arrived.

The Fire Brigade is urging local businesses to invest in sprinklers.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “This incident highlights the clear benefits of sprinklers to businesses and we would urge all companies and business owners to install them.

“In this case the sprinklers controlled the fire spread, limiting damage to the building and preventing anyone from being put at risk from any fire.

“As well as limiting fire damage and being potentially life saving devices, sprinklers and other fire suppression systems help with business continuity by minimising disruption and allowing businesses to get back to normal as soon as possible.”

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The Brigade was called at 23.53 and the fire was under control at 0130 this morning.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Soho, West Hampstead, Euston and Paddington fire stations attended the scene.

The fire is believed to be accidental and due to an electrical fault.