London commercial units catch fire

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Approximately 100 dedicated firefighters attended a massive fire that broke out below the South London station Elephant and Castle, which ignited several commercial properties.

While owners of industrial and commercial enterprises here in the United Kingdom are not legally bound to fit a fire alarm system, they are obligated to perform a fire risk assessment onsite. As a result of such an initiative, it may be necessary for firms to fit alarms and other fire prevention devices to protect properties, staff and members of the public. Companies that need to book a fire alarm fitter in Chester, London and other cities should only enlist the aid of professional contractors like certified electricians to install equipment.

The major fire saw three individual commercial units located beneath the railway arches entirely alight, while a nearby telephone box and six cars were also engulfed by flame, according to a spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade.

Nearby buildings and the Elephant and Castle station were evacuated, but the blaze blocked any chance of trains using the railways, leading to significant disruption for South-eastern and Thameslink services. Additionally, the Tube was also impacted, with Northern Line trains unable to stop at Elephant and Castle’s Underground station, which operates independently from the mainline station.

Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, commented on social media:

“My team is working closely with TfL (Transport for London) and Network Rail. Thank you to all the emergency services currently in attendance.”

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police commented that the incident was not believed to be terrorist related.

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