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London firefighters are investigating the cause of smoke coming from a tunnel at Elephant and Castle tube station. The capital’s fire department was alerted to the incident at 11:11 p.m. yesterday.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from Dowgate, Lambeth, Old Kent Road, Dockhead and Peckham are now on site to deal with the incident.

Station Commander Keith McDermott, who is at the scene, said: ‘Firefighters are currently investigating smoke coming from a tunnel.

“Trains are not currently running in the station.

“At this stage, no injuries have been reported.”

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The cause of the incident remains unknown and a spokesperson for the brigade said crew members “may be at the scene for several hours this evening”.

Passers-by in south London first claimed that half a dozen fire engines arrived at Elephant and Castle tube station just before midnight.

The incident caused travel disruption on underground services and on the road.

Transport for London has issued a warning about an “access problem” at Elephant and Castle.

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“Use alternate routes. Traffic is at a standstill on approach.

Phil Taylor, who shared photos of the scene with, even claimed he was stuck in a stuck Uber as firefighters investigated.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-12 23:36:00

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