LONDON — About 70 firefighters were working on a fire at a railway arch in central London’s Southwark on Wednesday, halting trains to the area and prompting the evacuation of some buildings, the London Fire Department said. the troop said.
Footage posted on Twitter by the fire brigade showed a large amount of smoke billowing from under the railroad arch, which it said was “totally ablaze.” London Underground trains and overground trains to London Bridge and Southwark were disrupted.
“The blaze is producing a lot of smoke and people who live or work in the area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed,” Fire Department Station Superintendent Wayne Johnson said in a statement posted on the fire department’s website. It is recommended that you do so,” he said.