Water towers blaze near National Archives

Around 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze close to the National Archives. London Fire Brigade said two disused water towers which were in the process of being decommissioned caught fire in Kew, south west London, at about 12.30pm.

Library image of the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey. Credit: PA

Both towers are now "100% alight", a fire service spokeswoman said. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "No-one is trapped or injured."

Police, who were called at 12.37pm, are providing assistance at the scene, he added.

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20 firefighter tackle fire at National Archives

A blaze near the National Archives in London caused "significant damage" to two water towers close to the area, London Fire Brigade said in a statement.