Holborn fire: 150 firefighters tackle blaze in central London

2 February 2020, 08:13

The blaze was still going at 7am today
The blaze was still going at 7am today. Picture: London Fire Brigade

By Asher McShane

Flats have been evacuated in central London as firefighters tackle a raging blaze.

Eleven people fled their homes as 150 firefighters and 25 engines were called to battle a blaze in Holborn.

Firefighters were called when the blaze broke out at an office in Chancery Lane at 10.40pm last night.

London Fire Brigade advised that a large amount of the roof and part of the fifth, fourth and third floors remain alight as of 7am.

About 28 people left the building before emergency services arrived.

City of London Police also advised that a number of road closures are in place around Chancery Lane and urged people to avoid the area if possible.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Crews from Soho and Shoreditch were among those at the scene.