Central Fire in London: Dean Street Building (Photos)
A four-story office building in Dean Street, Soho, Central London, has caught fire. Over 100 firefighters responded to battle the blaze. Dean street is a popular tourist- and shopping district in the city center. Smoke is visible from the surrounding streets, and eyewitness photos are starting to appear.
The fire broke out in the basement of the building, according to the fire brigade.
Witnesses said the blaze started in an air conditioning duct, but this has yet to be confirmed by emergency services at the scene.
Twelve fire engines are at the scene, a brigade spokesman said, reading from a written statement. The firefighters were called at 2 p.m. local time and the cause of the fire is not yet known, he said.
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