Fire strikes building in London’s Camden market


LONDON (AP) Dozens of firefighters tackled a fire early Monday, July 10, in a building at London’s Camden Lock Market — the second time in recent years that the tourist destination has been affected by a serious blaze.

About 70 firefighters raced to the market and brought the flames under control by 2:50 a.m.

London Fire Brigade officials said it deployed 10 fire engines and though witnesses described seeing “lots of ambulances,” police said no one was hurt. The cause was not known.

The north London market was hit by a serious fire in February 2008, when the nearby Camden Canal Market was destroyed. The waterside market was closed for 15 months.

About 28 million people visit the market each year, with crowds drawn by shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.