The iconic venue Koko in the Camden district of London, UK caught fire tonight.
Firefighters are working hard to put the flames out as smoke and flames blow out from the roof scaffolding of the venue which is currently undergoing renovations.
The London Fire Brigade sent around 60 firefighters to the venue just before 9:00 pm local time. According to members of the brigade, around 30 percent of the roof is on fire while they work to save the rest of the building.
People are being warned to stay away from the area while no injuries have been reported yet. The venue is one of the most well-known in the area for the past few decades and was set to reopen this spring.
Reports of a cause for the fire are not being reported at this time.
You can see some posts about the situation below.
Fire at the Koko music venue. Firefighters at the scene. pic.twitter.com/4NemcJ4JhB
— Camden New Journal (@NewJournal) January 6, 2020
There’s a fire at legendary music venue Koko in Camden Town, with smoke billowing out from inside. Three fire engines and dozens of firefighters currently on site. pic.twitter.com/orCK0kP9cY
— Oliver Cooper (@OliverCooper) January 6, 2020
— Asif Khan (@khanmoonkhan) January 6, 2020
— Jiannis Georgiadis (@jgeorgiad) January 6, 2020
— Regina Philange (@xXxrehanaxXx) January 6, 2020
You can now see the flames. An incredible response from the emergency services who are running to put it out. pic.twitter.com/C3sGHpg3yk
— Maria Higson (@MariaHigson) January 6, 2020
Things aren’t looking good for the Koko (fka Camden Palace) with this fire and I really hope it isn’t as suspicious as it looks 😕 The London music scene doesn’t need any more heartbreaking permanent closures pic.twitter.com/NjF1c1U8Pm
— Scott Warren (@Scott_RebNoise) January 6, 2020
@LondonFire crews still working diligently to bring the situation fully under control. Hard work and dynamic action has helped prevent significant escalation and fire spread. We will have a presence throughout the night to ensure a safe resolution to the incident. https://t.co/4KApSZd3cW
— Jonathan Smith (@ACSmith978) January 7, 2020
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