Huge plumes of smoke pour from Trafalgar Square pub as London firefighters tackle ‘difficult’ blaze | UK News

More than 100 firefighters tackle a ‘difficult’ fire at a pub in Trafalgar Square, central London.

Huge plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from The Admiralty pub after the fire broke out shortly before 5.50pm on Tuesday.

Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters were initially called to the scene, but this was later increased to 20 fire engines and around 125 firefighters in “difficult” conditions.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said half of the pub’s basement was on fire.

Emergency services at the scene of a fire in the basement of the Admiralty pub in Trafalgar Square, London.  Picture date: Tuesday July 12, 2022.

Station Commander Keith McDermott, at the scene, said: “Due to the difficult, difficult and hot conditions inside the basement, we have increased the number of firefighters and firefighters on the scene.

“Around 150 people evacuated the pub and surrounding businesses before the brigade arrived.”

An LFB spokesman added: ‘Steady progress is being made on the Trafalgar Square pub fire. We will likely be at the scene for hours.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

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