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Salvage teams have spent the day assessing damage to artefacts from a fire at an historic museum in Walworth.
The building housed objects from Roman London, Chinese ornaments and African tribal costumes. Rags Martel has the latest.
More than 750 historic artefacts are still unaccounted for, following yesterday's fire at the Cuming Museum in Walworth.
Around 500 items have been recovered from the building, some of which are badly damaged.
Among the objects still missing are two 19th century jars that were on loan from British Museum.
Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire which broke out at a museum in south-east London yesterday.
It is not yet known how the fire started at Cuming Museum in Walworth.
Firefighters spent last night trying to salvage a collection of artefacts from the blaze.
Southwark Council leader Peter John says the the fate of items in two galleries at the Cuming museum is 'unknown at present'.
Firefighters tackling the fire at Walworth Town Hall are currently damping down.
On twitter, Councillor John paid tribute to the London Fire Brigade and to Southwark Council for their efforts in trying to save the museum's collections.
More than a hundred firefighters have been trying to save a collection of artefacts from a blazing museum.
Firefighters evacuated 30 people from Cuming Museum and Newington library in Walworth, south-east London, after a fire took hold in the roof.
The museum, which was founded in 1906 with the Cuming family's private collection, is home to artefacts from all around the world, including objects from Roman London, Chinese ornaments and African tribal costumes.
It also contains a permanent exhibition on the history of Southwark.
It is unclear how the fire started and no injuries have been reported, a London Fire Brigade spokesman said.
Richard Rees, a 62-year-old pensioner who works in the community, said:
A fire service spokesman said the whole of the roof of the museum and library was on fire.
Station Manager Peter Critchell, at the scene, said: