Fire ravages building in London’s Camden Lock Market, a popular tourist spot.
Seventy firefighters have brought under control a large fire in a building in London’s popular Camden Lock Market in the early hours of Monday, the London Fire Brigade said.
Ten fire engines were dispatched to the scene, near a nightclub and a covered market.
The market closed around 7pm and was empty when the fire broke out and there have been no reports of any casualties.
“The first, second and third floors, plus the roof, of a building within the market are alight,” the London Fire Brigade said on Twitter.
Images shared on social media showed tall flames and a burnt-out building at the north London market.
“The fire was moving very fast,” witness Joan Ribes, 24, told the Press Association.
He said the fire “was flying through the air to the surrounding areas”.
“People were watching, but we were scared the building could explode at any time since there are restaurants with kitchens nearby,” he said.
The fire broke out just past midnight and was brought under control by 3.20am. The cause of the blaze is still unknown.
Camden Lock is a mecca for local teenagers and tourists and 28 million visitors flock to its second-hand clothes and record stalls each year.