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‘Crazy’ fire erupts in south London sending black smoke billowing into sky

Firefighters can be seen at the scene of the incident (Picture: Forrest Allison-Brown)

A ‘dramatic’ fire has broken out in a residential area in south London tonight.

Plumes of dark smoke can be seen billowing in the sky above Elephant and Castle.

Accounts of the incident believed to taking place in the Walworth Road area first appeared around 7.30pm.

Footage shared on Twitter shows flames coming out of a block of flats, but the exact location has not been confirmed yet.

Social media has been flooded with videos of the ‘crazy’ fire as the area filled with smoke.

‘Elephant and Castle filling with smoke from a fire somewhere in Walworth. Hope people are ok,’ one person tweeted.

It is still unclear how the blaze started and if residents have been evacuated.

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Metro.co.uk has contacted the London Fire Brigade for a further comment.

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Firefighters can be seen at the scene of the incident (Picture: Forrest Allison-Brown)

A ‘dramatic’ fire has broken out in a residential area in south London tonight.

Plumes of dark smoke can be seen billowing in the sky above Elephant and Castle.

Accounts of the incident believed to taking place in the Walworth Road area first appeared around 7.30pm.

Footage shared on Twitter shows flames coming out of a block of flats, but the exact location has not been confirmed yet.

Social media has been flooded with videos of the ‘crazy’ fire as the area filled with smoke.

‘Elephant and Castle filling with smoke from a fire somewhere in Walworth. Hope people are ok,’ one person tweeted.

It is still unclear how the blaze started and if residents have been evacuated.

Latest London news

London has been crowned the best city in Europe for 2023

Will trains, tubes, and buses run over Early May bank holiday weekend?

Brixton Academy could be permanently closed after deadly crush

To get the latest news from the capital visit Metro.co.uk’s visit Metro’s London news hub.

Metro.co.uk has contacted the London Fire Brigade for a further comment.

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

For more stories like this, check our news page.

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