Underground fireball erupts in Finsbury Park
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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.
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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...”