An explosion followed by a fire in London… and investigations are underway to find out its causes

A massive fire broke out near Elephant and Castle Central Station in central London, sending a huge cloud of black smoke over the British capital.

In response to videos posted on Twitter, the London Fire Brigade said on Monday that fifteen fire engines and one hundred firefighters were battling the fires in railway arches near the station, just south of the Thames and near a number of major London landmarks, including the London Eye.

Investigations are being conducted to find out the reasons.

The fire brigade said that three commercial units under the railway arches were completely destroyed by the fire, in addition to four cars and a phone booth near the station.

The fire brigade urged citizens to avoid the area and close all doors and windows.

Elephant and Castle is a busy traffic junction and is an important railroad hub, with a busy Underground station on the Northern Line – the London Underground line running from southwest London to the northwest of the city, as well as two branches running through central London and three in north London.

No further details were immediately available.




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