Underground fireball erupts in Finsbury Park

PUBLISHED: 12:37 02 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:37 02 April 2015

Flames erupted from Finsbury Park Road

Flames erupted from Finsbury Park Road


Four evacuated as electrical flames fry the street

An underground fireball erupted in Finsbury Park yesterday afternoon.

Four people had to evacuated from a nearby building as the blaze took hold on Finsbury Park Road at about 1.09pm yesterday.

The flames were caused by a faulty fuse box under the pavement, which caused power problems in the area.

London Fire Brigade were called and had the fire out by about 3.40pm.

A spokesman said: “It was an electrical fuse box in the pavement.

“Four people had left a nearby building before the brigade arrived.”

No one has been reported as being injured by the blaze.

The fire brigade said the fire was not related to an underground blaze in Holborn earlier on the same day.

One witness Tweeted: “So massive fires under the pavement in Holborn AND on my boyfriend’s street in Finsbury Park. What’s going on?”

Another posted: “So - there’s a fire going on 5-mins from my work in Holborn AND 5-mins from my flat in Finsbury Park. Hmmm...”

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