Basement blaze in Kings Cross Road

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to the scene to deal with the blaze i

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to the scene to deal with the blaze in Kings Cross Road - Credit: Archant

A fire broke out in a basement in Kings Cross Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to the scene to deal with the blaze.

The alarm was raised when a resident of an adjacent property smelt smoke. When he went to investigate he saw the shop was full of smoke and dialled 999.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus then forced access into the shop and tackled a small fire in the basement.

The ground floor of the building housed a tailors shop and the three floors above were part of a larger complex of flats.

Around 20 people had to be evacuated from their flats and were able to return to their flats after the incident.

The Fire Brigade were called at 12.52am and the fire was under control by 2.37am.

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