Major fire breaks out around Elephant and Castle station

Main image courtesy Tanya Jost.

A major fire has broken out around Elephant and Castle station this afternoon around 1:45pm.

The blaze appears to be around the Thameslink station with smoke emanating from arches just to the north of the station.

Courtesy Aaron Meekat

At one stage a major explosion saw a huge fireball emerge from below the tracks towards a newly built block of flats on Elephant Road.

Fireball emerged below tracks towards tower block seen on right of image behind shopping centre

It appears the fire emanates from one of these arches, which includes car repair centres:

Courtesy Google

All rail services are suspended which is causing mass disruption on Thameslink.

According to London Fire Brigade, Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are attending the fire.

More soon.

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