Barbecue fire at New Zealand Party

Around three hundred people were evacuated from New Zealand's Olympics hospitality house in Kings Cross last night after a fire.

Live updates


'Large part of cafe is alight' at Chessington theme park

A large part of the restaurant at the Chessington theme park is alight and fire crews are attempting to bring the blaze under control.

The fire is affecting a large part of a restaurant within the park, and crews are working hard to bring it under control. There were a lot of flames and the area was quite smoky when we arrived, but thankfully firefighters are making very good progress. Luckily it doesn't seem like anyone has been involved or injured. We're working with our partners at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service along with the police and ambulance services to ensure the incident is brought safely under control.

– Craig Carter, LFB Station Manager


Chessington fire: Ambulance crew on scene, but no reports of injuries


We have a crew, an officer and our hazardous area response team on scene at a fire in Chessington, but currently no reports of any injuries.


Theme park fire update: the park wasn't open to the public when the fire broke out, and no one is believed to be injured. #chessington

Bus diversions due to Chessington fire


Route 71 and 465 are subject to diversion and delays in Leatherhead Rd, Chessington due to a building fire


Route K50 is suspended due to a fire at Leatherhead Road, KT9 tickets will be carried by route 71 between Chessington & Kingston


Load more updates


Today's top stories