Camden Town is burning down, says Grammy winner Amy

Camden town is burning down announced singer Amy Winehouse as she accepted her Grammy awards last night. Just 24 hours earlier it had been, with her favourite Hawley Arms pub caught up in the blaze which destroyed millions of pounds worth of propert

''Camden town is burning down'' announced singer Amy Winehouse as she accepted her Grammy awards last night.

Just 24 hours earlier it had been, with her favourite Hawley Arms pub caught up in the blaze which destroyed millions of pounds worth of property.

Remarkably there were no casualties and witnesses praised the response of police who evacuated and sealed off the area.

Eye witness Eric Braun described the flames, which could be seen from more than 10 miles away, as ferocious and from the rooftop of his house, Paul Smith told the BBC: ''Flames are shotting up in the air. The market is well alight.''


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The investigation is now underway to find out the cause of the dramatic blaze, and Camden Council and London Fire Brigade officials are on the scene this morning to take stock of the damage.

Commuters have been warned to expect severe disruption in the Chalk Farm area.

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