Baker Street fire

Firefighters tackled a roof fire at a six-storey building on Baker Street last night.

Emergency services were called at around 6pm on Tuesday to a group of terrace houses between George Street and Blandford Street where smoke was billowing from the roof.

Over 80 firefighters and twelve fire engines attended the blaze from stations including Euston, Paddington and Kensington.

A statement from London Fire Brigade said that roof, including solar panels were alight.

It said: “A roof of a six-storey building under refurbishment is alight. Several solar panels are also involved. Two 32 metre turntable ladders are in use and the Brigade’s drone team are assisting by providing an aerial view of the incident.

“Road closures are in place by the junction of George Street and Baker Street and people are asked to avoid the area.”

By 10pm – nearly four hours after the incident started – firefighters had the inferno under control.

Station Commander Chris Young, who is on site, said: “Crews have been working in challenging conditions but have made good progress putting this fire out.

“Although most of the fire is now out, we are likely to remain at the scene into the evening and we would ask that drivers continue to avoid the area and find alternative routes.”

No injuries have been reported, but the cause of the fire is not known as of yet.

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