UK: Authorities respond to a large structure fire in Brixton Market, London late July 16

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Jul 16, 2022 | 4:48 p.m. UTC

Emergency crews responding to a large structure fire in Brixton Market, London, UK, at the end of July 16th. Avoid the area.

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Authorities respond to a large fire in London’s Brixton market at the end of July 16. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blaze. Authorities cordoned off Electric and Atlantic Avenues. Authorities have not confirmed any casualties from the incident and are advising residents to avoid the area.

Heightened security and business disruptions are likely in the coming hours. Localized traffic jams occur in the area. Continued disruption is likely once firefighters extinguish the blaze as authorities investigate the incident.

Tips

Avoid the area until authorities clear it. Heed evacuation orders. Look for alternate routes around the affected area. Allow extra time to reach nearby destinations. Stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed, especially if you have a respiratory condition such as asthma or conditions that increase your risk of exposure to smoke. Eye irritation is possible; rinse irritated eyes thoroughly with clear water.

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