Police have urged motorists to avoid the area, with numerous road closures in place. London Fire Bridgade sent 25 fire engines the six-storey office building in Holborn at 10.40pm last night after a fire broke out on the roof. Crews from Soho, Dowgate, Euston,Islington, Lambeth, Whitechapel, Paddington, Shoreditch, Shadwell and Old Kent Road fire stations attended. A large amount of the roof and part of the fifth, fourth and third floors remains alight, with nearby King’s College forced to close its main research library as a result.
About 28 people left the building before emergency services arrived on the scene.
City of Westminster Police tweeted: “Due to a large fire in the Chancery Lane area extensive road closures are in place between Fleet Street, Strand, High Holborn.
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