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In pictures: Camden fire

Camden market fire

A major blaze started in Camden Town's famous markets area at about 1920 GMT on Saturday, and about 100 firefighters went to the scene.

Camden market fire

Thick palls of smoke hung over the area as police closed off several Camden streets.

Camden market fire (Stephen Donoghue)

Flames leapt up to 30ft in the air. Emergency services feared there might be gas canisters in the vicinity.

Camden market fire (Nick Pomfret)

Eyewitness Nick Pomfret sent in this picture. He said of the fire: "It's absolutely huge, there's smoke everywhere and it looks quite scary."

Camden market fire (Simon Watney)

Homeowners and revellers were evacuated from the area. Camden Town is a major tourist destination and attracts up to 300,000 visitors each weekend.

Camden market fire (Nina Schick)

As the fire engulfed the market, its flames could be seen for miles around. Nina Schick sent in this photo taken from the roof of her home nearby.

People watch Camden market blaze (Dorota Myszko)

With its vibrant mix of bars, clubs and restaurants, the area had been enjoying a normal Saturday night before the blaze broke out.

Firemen battle blaze at Camden market (Dorota Myszko)

Firefighters struggling to bring the blaze under control battled it from three sides.

Camden market fire (Theepan Saravanapavan)

Theepan Saravanapavan, who took this photo, said he saw firefighters using an angle grinder to gain access to the shops beside The Hawley Arms pub in Camden.

Firemen battle blaze at Camden market (Francis Saul)

London Fire Brigade said the blaze was being brought under control and there were no reports of casualties.


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