100 firefighters have tackled a major blaze that broke out just metres away from Clapham Junction station, one of the UK’s busiest railway stations. The fire has led to no trains being allowed into or out of Victoria Station. Delays were more than six hours.
Crews were called to Parkfield Industrial Estate, where flames leapt from rooftops alongside the track. Southern Trains warned of delays across its network, but services were later restored and the fire is under control. London Fire Brigade said some fire crews remained at the site and were damping it down.
Crews from Lambeth, Brixton, Tooting, Chelsea and Peckham to the scene in Culvert Place, after the first emergency call at 20:51 BST Wednesday 13th July.
A fire service spokesman said:
“Brigade 999 control officers have taken around 90 emergency calls to the incident.”
The brigade urged people living close to the estate to keep their doors and windows shut because of the smoke.
In a tweet, Southern Rail said delays would last into the early hours, with all lines shut between Clapham Junction and Victoria. At about 04:30 14th July however, the company confirmed all lines between the stations had been reopened.