Liverpool Street station re-opens after fire drama

LIVERPOOL Street station has reopened today after a fire broke out in one of the restaurant units.

Last night, commuters were evacuated from the station, in London, and services were halted after the blaze was reported at 10.07pm.

London Fire Brigade said eight pumps were sent to the scene, where a fire was “in progress” in a Burger King restaurant.

A LFB spokesman said: “It looks like a kitchen ventilation shaft in one of the restaurant units inside the station is alight.

“We currently have 40 firefighters on site. There is no information at this stage about anyone being involved or injured.’’

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A Transport for London spokesman the station’s Underground services were not affected.

All train services were halted and about 1,000 people were evacuated from the main terminal and a further 1,000 people from the Tube station.

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It took about three hours to get the blaze fully under control, and no injuries were reported.

A LFB spokesman said it was thought a kitchen ventilation shaft in the restaurant had caught fire.

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