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Holborn eyewitness: 'Fire seemed to be from manhole'

An electrical fire under the pavement in central London has led to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings.

Fire crews were called after smoke was seen coming out of an inspection cover on Kingsway, in Holborn, at 12.30 BST.

The electrical fire is among cables, London Fire Brigade has said.

Eyewitness Martin Dyan described how he and his colleagues were moved out of their office.

  • 01 Apr 2015