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Fire Brigade: No injuries as The Shard is evacuated

London Fire Brigade said firefighters are investigating reports of smoke in the basement of the Shard. There is no suggestion at this stage that there is a fire.

As a precaution the building is being evacuated. No injuries have been reported.

Seven fire engines and around 50 firefighters are at the scene, this is normal for this of building. Firefighters from Soho, Dockhead, Old Kent Road, Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Lambeth fire stations are at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1030.

– London Fire Brigade


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