Authorities respond to a fire in St Mark’s Square, located on Simpson’s Road, Bromley, London, in the early afternoon of July 3. About 80 to 100 firefighters are battling the blaze. Authorities did not immediately confirm 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; authorities may restrict access to nearby Bromley South rail station. Continued disruption is likely once firefighters extinguish the blaze as authorities investigate the incident.
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 clean water.