Hundreds evacuated from London Bridge station after escalator fire

Admin (31 January, 2017)

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers raced to the station at 11.45am

14778900 people were evacuated from London Bridge station as firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from an escalator

Hundreds of commuters were evacuated from London Bridge Underground Station after an escalator caught fire.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to the tube station at 11.45am today, Tuesday, following reports of smoke coming from a motor underneath an escalator.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from London Bridge station as firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from an escalator

A group of about 900 people were evacuated from the station before firefighters arrived, and the station’s sprinkle system operated and contained the small fire.

Fire crews from Dowgate, Dockhead, Old Kent Road and Shadwell fire stations all attended the scene.

The incident was dealt with by 12.54pm.

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