London firefighters responding to fire in Camden Market

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LONDON - Seventy firefighters battled a large fire in a building in London's popular Camden Lock Market in the early hours of Monday, the London Fire Brigade said.

The emergency service said it had also sent 10 fire engines to the scene, near a nightclub and a covered market.

There were no reports of any casualties.

"The first, second and third floors, plus the roof, of a building within the market are alight," the London Fire Brigade said on Twitter.

"The Brigade's 999 Control Officers have taken multiple calls to the highly visible blaze and people are asked to avoid the area," it said on Facebook.

Images shared on social media showed tall flames and a burnt out building at the north London market, which is popular with Londoners and tourists.

"The fire was moving very fast," witness Joan Ribes, 24, told the Press Association.

He said the fire "was flying through the air to the surrounding areas".

"People were watching, but we were scared the building could explode at any time since there are restaurants with kitchens nearby," he said.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they were called to a fire at 00:07 am (2307 GMT on Sunday).

"We sent a clinical team leader and our Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

Photos: London firefighters respond to fire in Camden Market

  • Camden Market is seen ablaze in London, Britain on July 9, 2017. PHOTO: Twitter/JoanRibes
  • Camden Market is seen ablaze in London, Britain on July 9, 2017. PHOTO: Twitter/DjLauk
  • Camden Market is seen ablaze in London, Britain on July 9, 2017. PHOTO: Twitter/DjLauk
  • Firefighters spray water onto a fire at Camden Market in London, Britain on July 9, 2017. PHOTO: Twitter/DjDanPropaganda
  • Firefighters spray water onto a fire at Camden Market in London, Britain on July 9, 2017. PHOTO: Twitter/DjDanPropaganda
  • Camden Market is seen ablaze in London, Britain on July 9, 2017. PHOTO: Facebook/Billy Farrington
  • A firefighter tackles a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.
  • A firefighter tackles a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.
  • Firefighters tackle a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.
  • A firefighter tackles a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.
  • Firefighters stand near a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.
  • A firefighter tackles a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.
  • A firefighter tackles a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.
  • A firefighter walks near a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.
  • A firefighter walks at the scene of a fire at Camden Market in north London, Britain on July 10, 2017.

"We have not treated any patients, and we remain at the scene," she said.

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