Highgate station was forced to close earlier today (May 2) after a fire broke out beside the site in north London at around 3pm.
Images show a large flame and thick smoke in the surrounding areas, with the London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirming in a later report that the 999 control officers had received 25 calls about the incident.
What do we know about the fire at Highgate Station so far?
Firefighters were called to the scene on Archway Road at 3:01pm. According to the LFB report, six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from crews in Kentish Town, Hornsey, Holloway, West Hampstead and Finchley arrived to Highgate station and had the fire under control by 4:13pm.
The LFB confirmed that the building in question was ‘derelict’ and half of the first floor has suffered damage, with the cause of the fire currently being investigated.
At 4:24pm this afternoon, the LFB tweeted that the fire in the building beside Highgate Station was ‘under control’, though they confirmed that the Underground station was still closed, and people are still being advised to avoid the area where possible.
TfL has also advised passengers to avoid Highgate Station and re-plan their journey where needed.
There have been no reports of any injuries as a result of the fire.
This is a breaking news story and this article will be updated with further information as it develops.