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- The fire started among power lines beneath the street
- London Fire Brigade says fifty people were evacuated as a precaution
Speaking to the Islington Gazzette, Umit Bakir, who works for a minicab company said:
Fifty people had to be evacuated from part of Islington this morning after an explosion beneath a pavement on Caledonian Road. Flames were seen coming from the electrical manhole cover just before 10am.
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The Fire Brigade has told Londoners not to panic after a pavement burst into flames on a busy shopping street.