Londoners must avoid Trafalgar Square as firefighters tackle massive pub blaze

July 12, 2022, 7:44 PM

A fire broke out in a pub in Trafalgar Square.

Photo: London Fire Brigade


People are told to avoid Trafalgar Square as firefighters tackle a blaze at a pub in central London’s iconic square.

Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters were called to The Admiralty pub at around 5.10pm on Tuesday.

London firefighters said half the basement was on fire and “crews are working in difficult, difficult and hot conditions”.

A fire department spokesman said around 150 people were evacuated before crews arrived and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Station Commander Keith McDermott, who is at the scene, said: “The fire is in the basement of a pub in Trafalgar Square.

“As a result, there will be heavy traffic disruption and we ask people to avoid the area if possible.”

Updates to follow

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