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« on: June 28, 2021, 03:46:41 pm »

a fire has been reported in the area,breaking news on Sky news.
 Please advise others if you think they may be passing through the E and C area
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2021, 03:52:31 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) reporting large fire at railway arches. This photo suggests Infoman is right to advise keeping clear:

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2021, 04:08:16 pm »

ITV London local news reported the incident occurred  at 13:45pm,and  footage of one of the explosions was shown the same channel.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2021, 06:17:33 pm »

Certainly a major fire, with several injuries but fortunately no loss of life.
Hopefully an accident and nothing more sinister.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 07:30:22 pm »

I trust that the Victorian brickwork of the viaduct will have withstood the fire.

The modern concrete building in the foreground - the one being demolished - was the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre.  I have nostalgic memories of walking through it every day in 1970 on my commute to work.  It was so new, now so gone.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2021, 06:46:14 am »

Would appear it was a car repair / MOT business involved.

 
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2021, 08:01:37 am »

The lines reopened this morning after a huge effort by multi agency workers to inspect and repair. Currently electrical supply the station not finished.
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