New Cross fire: 40 firefighters rushed to Lewisham shop fire

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled a fire in the basement of a shop in South East London today (October 6).

The fire was at a shop on corner of the A2 New Cross Road and Besson Street.

While the fire brigade dealt with the blaze, the road was closed off between Besson Street and Billington Road.

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A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters are at the scene of a fire in New Cross Road, New Cross.

“Firefighters are tackling a fire in the basement of a shop.

“The Brigade was called at 1427.

“Fire crews from New Cross, Old Kent Road, Deptford, Greenwich and surrounding stations are at the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

The cause of the fire is not known and no injuries were reported, and the police have since confirmed that the fire is not being treated as suspicious, and that officers were on sight to direct traffic.

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