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 @

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

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

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

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

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.

Emergency services on scene. Picture: Twitter @andreamitchell

Emergency services on scene. Picture: Twitter @andreamitchell - Credit: Twitter @rubycadillac

Firefighters are working hard to bring the blaze under control.

Firefighters said smoke from the Stables Market blaze could be seen from miles around. Picture: Twit

Firefighters said smoke from the Stables Market blaze could be seen from miles around. Picture: Twitter @stewnotstu - Credit: Twitter @rubycadillac

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.”


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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

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