Footage posted by the fire brigade on Twitter showed large plumes of smoke coming from under the railway arch, which it said contained a number of vehicles and was “completely alight”. Both Southwark and London Bridge stations were closed.
“The blaze is producing heavy smoke and those living or working in the local area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed,” Station Commander Wayne Johnson said in a statement on the fire service’s website.
Firefighters remain at the scene of the fire under the railway arches in #Southwark. Crews also investigated smoke… https://t.co/3nDz7mrZpT
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) 1660730639000
Trains on the London Underground network’s Jubilee Line were also impacted, with LFB saying smoke coming from a platform at London Bridge underground station was confirmed to have been from the railway arch blaze.
Network Rail Kent & Sussex said on Twitter the fire had spread to a car park where “a couple of electric cars are ablaze.”