Fire breaks out in Highgate flat with 21 firefighters at the scene

"Thick black smoke" on Highgate West Hill. Photo: Ian White

"Thick black smoke" on Highgate West Hill. Photo: Ian White - Credit: Archant

Firefighters are still working to put out a fire in the quiet residential street

There are 20 firefighters at the scene near the Flask pub. Photo: Ian White

There are 20 firefighters at the scene near the Flask pub. Photo: Ian White - Credit: Archant

There are currently four fire engines and 21 fire fighters at the scene of a fire on Highgate West Hill, near the Flask pub.

The fire brigade was called to the scene at 10.50am this morning and are still working to put out the fire.

They are at a terraced house which has been converted into flats.

Part of the ground floor flat is still alight.


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Ian White, who lives in Bacons Lane off South Grove, the road behind Highgate West Hill, witnessed “thick black smoke” earlier this morning and saw that the side of the road had been cordoned off.

Police have arrived to divert traffic away from the top of Highgate West Hill.

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Fire crews from Kentish Town, Holloway and Hornsey fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

UPDATE: The fire brigade extinguished the fire by 12.55pm. There were no reports of injuries or anyone evacuated.

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