BREAKING: HUGE fire blazing at historic north London church

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A huge fire is raging at the historic St Mark’s Church in St John’s Wood in north London.


Around 80 firefighters and 12 fire appliances are currently battling a massive blaze at the historic St Mark’s Church in St John’s Wood in north London. Residents of the city are witnessing yellow flames that are lighting up the night sky as the fire rips through the old building in Maida Vale.

The Brigade was called out at 23:19 local time. Fire crews from North Kensington, Paddington, West Hampstead and surrounding fire stations are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

“Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters have been called to a church fire on Hamilton Terrace in St John’s Wood. The whole of the two-storey building is alight”, read a statement from London Fire Brigade.

It continued: “The fire is producing a significant amount of smoke in the local area and residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed”.

“Firefighters are using two of the Brigade’s new 32-metre turntable ladders at the scene as water towers, to get water onto the building externally. The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken 22 calls to the blaze”, the statement concluded.


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