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Six people injured after large fire next to train station in London

Six people have been injured after a fire near Elephant and Castle station in London today (28 June).

Around 100 firefighters rushed to the scene and battled the blaze that caused a large amount of smoke above London.

Local residents reported hearing a number of explosions just before the fire was seen.

London Fire Brigade said: “The Brigade was called at 1343 and the fire was under control by 1533. Fire crews from Old Kent Road, Lambeth, Soho, Whitechapel and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Metropolitan Police Service say that at this stage, the incident is not believed to be terror related.”

Station Commander James Ryan, who was at the scene, said: “There are significant road closures in place and we are asking people to continue to avoid the area.

“Local people were advised to keep their windows and doors closed whilst firefighters worked to bring the fire under control.

“The station and nearby buildings were evacuated.”.