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Fire engulfes Camden Lock market

Fire engulfes Camden Lock market
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By Tokunbo Salako with REUTERS
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The blaze spread quickly at the popular north London tourist spot

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A massive fire overnight at north London’s Camden Market has been brought under control.

More than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze which engulfed the first, second and third floors along with the roof of the building.

The cause of the fire is unknown and there have been no reports of any injuries or casualties.

There are more than 1,000 shops and stalls at the market, which is also a well known tourist destination.

Camden Market Fire

The #CamdenMarket fire is now under control but crews will be damping down into the morning © CamdenJohnny</a> Latest: <a href="https://t.co/WYOasMBp2a">https://t.co/WYOasMBp2a</a> <a href="https://t.co/nWEgvv0ZMb">pic.twitter.com/nWEgvv0ZMb</a></p>— London Fire Brigade (LondonFire) July 10, 2017

News of the fire spread quickly on social media as the flames could be seen from far away.

Camden market on fire camden</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZhPvWhpLN7">pic.twitter.com/ZhPvWhpLN7</a></p>— Lisa Harden (modelqueen86) July 9, 2017

In 2008, the market was hit by a devastating fire which led to fears for its future and for the hundreds of people who work there.

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