A 3-storey warehouse on Electrical Lane is alight, stated for use to retailer gadgets for the adjoining market. London Hearth Brigade’s stated 53 individuals had referred to as 999 to report the blaze, with the primary alert coming by way of at 8.58pm.
Hearth crews from Clapham, West Norwood, Peckham, Outdated Kent Highway, Chelsea and surrounding hearth stations are on the scene, with 15 hearth engines.
A spokesperson for the London Hearth Brigade stated: “Fifteen hearth engines and round 100 firefighters have been referred to as to a fireplace on Electrical Avenue in Brixton.”
Surrounding roads had been closed as emergency companies battled the fireplace in an alley simply off Electrical Lane.
James Twomey, an editor for the South London Press, wrote on Twitter: “Enormous hearth in Brixton market proper now, a employee stated it’s an space the place gadgets are saved for the market and other people may nonetheless be in there.”
He added that police and hearth crews had evacuated individuals from the world, whereas pictures present smoke billowing into the air.
It’s reported that police have cordoned off Atlantic Avenue and Electrical Avenue whereas firefighters cope with the incident.
Smoke was seen rising into the sky and over railway strains within the space of South London after the fireplace broke out shortly earlier than 9pm.
Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood Helen Hayes tweeted: “Actually stunning to see these scenes of an enormous hearth in Brixton. My due to the @FireLambeth groups who attended the scene, and ideas with the native companies & residents affected.”