A2 closed in New Cross due to building fire

A fire in New Cross has seen emergency services close part of the A2.

The northbound stretch of new Cross Road between Besson Street and Billington Road is tapped off with a number of fire appliances on scene.

London Fire Brigade state that “six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire in a shop basement in New Cross Road”.

The fire was reported as being under control by 1550.

New Cross, Old Kent Road, Deptford, Greenwich stations all attended the scene.

No injuries are reported.

Traffic and bus delays are expected.


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