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Massive fire breaks out at London's Camden Market

Massive fire breaks out at London's Camden Market”

"I was just passing by when I saw the fire and they started to get firefighters and police, it was all very fast", she said. This has been increased to ten fire engines and 70 firefighters.

London Fire Brigade said 10 fire engines were sent to the market, which is a popular tourist attraction.

Just days ago Camden councillor Georgina Gould tweeted that enhanced fire checks were being carried out in tower blocks across the area following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Camden Markets is 20 minutes north west of the city of London.

Camden Markets is a cluster of several buildings containing more than 1000 shops and stalls, divided into several areas.

Numerous photographs on social media showed the fire was well alight with the flames towering high above the surrounding buildings.

Camden Market Fire 2017

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Firefighters battle to control a significant blaze in a building in the historic London market.

Dozens of firefighters poured water onto a big fire early Monday at Camden Lock Market, which is a popular tourist destination in north London. The local area is busy even when the market itself is closed.

The Metropolitan Police said it had also been called to the scene. "It is unknown at this stage if any persons are injured, we await update".

In 2014 a blaze ripped through the famous stables of the market, with more than 600 people evacuated.



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