Underground fireball erupts in Finsbury Park

Flames erupted from Finsbury Park Road

Flames erupted from Finsbury Park Road - Credit: Archant

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...”