Plume of flame from under the ground in Holborn, London
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Holborn electrical fire causes mass London evacuation

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 fire is believed to have started in a service duct. Emergency services are waiting for utility companies to disconnect the power supply before tackling it.

Sarah Campbell reports.

  • 01 Apr 2015
  • From the section UK
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