Exploding pavement triggers fire in Piccadilly

Police believe the fire was caused by an electrical fault beneath a manhole cover.

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'Fire from cable pit' may have triggered explosion

At approximately 11pm last night, UK Power Networks received a report of an incident involving a fire from a cable pit in the Piccadilly area of central London.

Our engineers were quickly on site to assist the emergency services in making the area safe and a full investigation is being carried out as to the cause of the incident.

– UK Power Networks

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