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Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement

Wooden decking on a railway bridge near Elephant & Castle caught fire on Sunday evening, sending hot ashes onto a pavement where pedestrians were walking.

Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement
Flames were visible from the platform of Elephant & Castle Railway Station
Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement
The fire consumed the wooden decking directly above the pavement in Hampton Street
Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement
Fire crews from Old Kent Road and Lambeth responded to the call
Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement
Fire crews from Old Kent Road and Lambeth responded to the call

Firefighters from Lambeth and Old Kent Road stations tackled the blaze in Hampton Street.

At first, fire crews monitored the blaze from the platforms of Elephant & Castle Railway Station before they were alerted to the risk to the public in nearby Hampton Street.

The crews had to wait for Network Rail to turn off the power supply before they could fight the flames.

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