Fire fighters battle underground blaze in Charing Cross basement

1 October 2019, 10:07

Firefighters are in attendance
Firefighters are in attendance. Picture: London Fire Brigade

By Maddie Goodfellow

The fire service are investigating the fire after receiving reports of smoke in a basement on The Strand.

Six fire engines and around 40 fire fighters are responding to reports of a fire in a sub-basement at an office block in Northumberland Street, near Charing Cross.

The Fire Brigade was called at 09:06 AM.

250 people had already been evacuated from the building by the time fire crews arrived.

A spokesperson said: "Part of a server room in a sub basement in currently alight."

Fire crews from Soho, Lambeth and Chelsea fire stations are at the scene.

As of 11:15 AM, the fire is under control, but firefighters still are at the scene.

More to follow...