London's Camden Market Fire Under Control

London's Camden Market Fire Under Control

London's Camden Market Fire Under Control

The terrifying fire broke out at Camden Market late on Sunday night with emergency services called to the market in north London just before midnight.

The London Fire Brigade said it had sent 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters to the area.

Market Tech, the owner of Camden Lock Market, said on Monday that the fire which tore through a building overnight has been isolated and limited damage has been caused. "We saw flames coming out the window above Honest Burger, but through a reflection we could see lots of flames in the market".

In February 2008 the Canal Market was destroyed by an inferno that ruined several local landmarks, putting the market out of action for 15 months.

The shareholder, Market Tech Holdings Ltd (LON:MKT), said only a small section of the site would be closed to the public.

Camden traders have been left devastated and anxious their businesses will not recover, after the fire at Camden Lock market early this morning.

. The market features more than 1,000 shops, stalls and food outlets. "Crews are still working hard to get the fire at #CamdenMarket under control", it said.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 00.07 today (10th July) to reports of a fire at Camden Lock Market".

London's Daily Telegraph quoted onlookers as saying the fire was "moving very fast", which raised fears of explosions if it reached nearby restaurant kitchens.

Stall holders TJ and Rachael - who did not want to provide surnames - were waiting anxiously behind police cordons as flames licked through the four storey buildings over looking their business in Middle Yard.

Alex Proud, founder of the Proud Galleries in Camden, said the fire brigade had "turned up incredibly quickly and stopped what could have been a really substantial fire which could have wiped out the market".

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