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Holborn underground fire: Power restored to 'all but one' property

Kingsway on Thursday Image copyright London Fire Brigade
Image caption The fire burned underneath the pavement for 36 hours on Kingsway in Holborn

"All but one property" in central London has had gas supplies restored after an underground fire cut power to thousands of customers.

Some 5,000 people were evacuated and thousands of properties lost power after the blaze broke out under a pavement in Holborn on 1 April.

The fire was put out by London Fire Brigade on Good Friday after burning for 36 hours.

National Grid said engineers would return on Tuesday.

Image copyright London Fire Brigade
Image caption Smoke was seen coming out of an inspection cover on Kingsway

During the loss of power 3,000 properties were affected, according to UK Power Networks.

Eight theatres were also forced to cancel performances.

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