Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a derelict pub on Station Road in Edgware.
Part of the first floor of the three-storey building was alight. There were no reports of any injuries.
Station Commander James Ryan, who was at the scene, said: “Crews were faced with a significant amount of smoke issuing from the building when they arrived, which had prompted a high volume of calls to our Control Officers.
“Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the building and fortunately, there were no people involved.
“There are significant local road closures in place including Station Road in both directions from the junction with Manor Park Crescent to the junction with Methuen Road.
“We would advise motorists to avoid the area where possible as there is heavy traffic and we will be on scene damping down for some time.”
The fire at a derelict pub in #Edgware is under control and there are no reports of any injuries. Motorists are advised to avoid the area as road closures will remain in place as crews damp down https://t.co/dCgORa6B4x pic.twitter.com/8cP6WKXes4
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London Fire Brigade were called at 12:25pm and the fire was under control by 1:59pm.
Fire crews from West Hampstead, Barnet and Stanmore fire stations were at the scene, along with colleagues from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.