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Elephant & Castle: fire in arches shuts roads and railway

Around 100 firefighters were called to Elephant & Castle on Monday lunchtime when a fire broke out in a car repair workshop in arches below the railway station on Elephant Road.

Tweets on 28 June 2021

SteveWhiteRail @NetworkRailSE and @TLRailUK colleagues will be working through the night to assess the fire damage and establish i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:48 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

TLRailUK ℹ️ Our Network Rail colleagues on site, along with our control teams are working hard to get a service in place for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:47 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

NetworkRailSE …will allow us to reopen overnight but please check here and online before you travel in the morning! @TLRailUK @Se_Railway @nationalrailenq

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:46 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

NetworkRailSE Here’s a picture from one of our drones showing some of the damage to platform 3 at Elephant and Castle. Our ultras… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:46 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

SeidelClint New cafe opening soon on Harper Road @se1 pic.twitter.com/WoitHMO2aY

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:38 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

ianvisits Weather permitting the Goodyear Blimp will be flying over central London tomorrow (weather unlikely to allow) and W… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:15 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

langrabbie Some astringent criticism from @diamondgeezer
"[London Nautical School] retained the portico of the former Stamfor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 9:47 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

Dido Harding unlikely to ‘get the nod’ to run NHS England says the FT, which reckons former Guy's and St Thomas' bo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Today's @diamondgeezer blog post is an exploration of the Lambeth / Southwark border in SE1 diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2021/06/lambet…

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TLRailUK ℹIf you're travelling this evening...

- Services are expected to be busier than usual, making it harder to social… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:16 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

TLRailUK 📢If you missed our earlier updates...

⛔DO NOT travel to Elephant and Castle. Trains are unable to run through or… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:16 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

Around 100 firefighters were called to Elephant & Castle on Monday lunchtime when a fire broke out in a car repair… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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NetworkRailSE Until we can get a closer look we can't be sure of the extent of the damage or what the effects could be, so we thi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 6:25 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

NetworkRailSE ⚠️ Our team are undertaking visual inspections of the railway at following today's fire, and we… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 6:25 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

TLRailUK ℹIf you're planning to travel to or from Elephant & Castle tomorrow morning, please check for the latest updates on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 6:25 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

MPSNWalworth SNT officers were today assisting on the police cordon following the fire in The fire is being investigat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 6:10 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

Top end of Walworth Road now reopened to traffic pic.twitter.com/NpMbfXFoKj

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Although Thameslink and buses are disrupted, Elephant & Castle tube station is open as usual. pic.twitter.com/8a34z0s29l

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Fire crews continue to dampen down the railway arches below Elephant & Castle station. pic.twitter.com/ES9HaTwpIS

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Fire crews from as far afield as Feltham, Tottenham and West Hampstead are at the scene of the Elephant & Castle fi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Salvation Army providing refreshments to emergency services dealing with Elephant & Castle fire. pic.twitter.com/p25BhMiBAF

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Police have released the cordons on New Kent Road and pedestrians can now walk the whole length of the road

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

New Kent Road has reopened to eastbound traffic. Pavement access on both sides still restricted by police. pic.twitter.com/5wDXPWavPE

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

The northern part of the Elephant Park development north of Heygate Street is closed pic.twitter.com/9RrZf3Im2d

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Many road closures remain in force around Elephant & Castle after the earlier fire. Lots of disruption to bus servi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Monday COVID-19 stats for our boroughs:

Southwark
112 more people tested positive
This week: 620
Last… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Two people - one police officer and one member of the public - are being treated for smoke inhalation after the Ele… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

sajidjavid Fantastic to visit @GSTTnhs this morning. NHS and social care workers have been phenomenal throughout this pandemic… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:42 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

PeterClaydon The wind changed and my building has now been evacuated. There's a wide police cordon in place. pic.twitter.com/x7WqooTBEd

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 3:35 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

lambeth_council Residents in should keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.

Please avoid Elephant and Ca… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 3:33 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

swkplay We are aware of the fire at Elephant and Castle and we hope everyone is OK.

If you've been evacuated and need some… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 2:50 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

MPSSouthwark Officers are supporting @LondonFire in Elephant and Castle.

There are significant road closures in place and the p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Hootsuite Inc. (retweeted on 2:49 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

MrBaileyM Wind is blowing smoke in pretty much all directions from Elephant. Would strongly advise anyone in @SE11, SE17 and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:27 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

Another view showing the smoke coming up from below the railway tracks at the Elephant & Castle twitter.com/the_justice7/s…

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Dramatic video clip of explosion in earlier stages of fire in railway arches below the Thameslink station at Elepha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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mockingfaces @se1 Smoke from the fire at Elephant and Castle station visible from London Bridge pic.twitter.com/Hjv1po1klo

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 2:23 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

Both Walworth Road and New Kent Road closed till further notice. Other roads round the Elephant & Castle very busy.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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View of the Elephant & Castle fire from steps of Metropolitan Tabernacle pic.twitter.com/C613CpSdjx

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jackbuck123 Praying for everyone pic.twitter.com/TeGJE1D2Pb

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 2:17 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

DanMeadDesign @TheSun Huge fire at Elephant & Castle… from the 15th floor of a nearby apartment block… pic.twitter.com/eZ2eKLq2Cn

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:16 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

x00 @se1 Looks like they're going to close off Newington Causeway. Cycle lane already taped off.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:15 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

This suggests fire may have begun in or around a garage below the railway arches on Elephant Road twitter.com/sunilpp/status…

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

sunilpp Fire in Elephant & Castle. @se1 pic.twitter.com/W1mBg9iwmm

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:13 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

Walworth Road also closed while fire service deals with big blaze at the Elephant pic.twitter.com/uQkoMJChO6

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Latest view of major fire at Elephant & Castle railway station. Police now moving people even further back. pic.twitter.com/NjklZ4T1gI

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Some small explosions (?gas bottles) heard at scene of Elephant & Castle fire.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

New Kent Road closed due to fire at Elephant & Castle Railway Station pic.twitter.com/9A8uRW8KSx

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Police moving people further back from Elephant & Castle fire pic.twitter.com/4sORxxSE96

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Another view of the fire at Elephant & Castle Railway Station. Source appears to be below railway arches to north o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Flats above Sainsbury’s at the Elephant engulfed in smoke from fire at railway station on opposite side of road pic.twitter.com/l8XepnBhKn

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PeterClaydon Huge amount of smoke at Elephant and Castle station. @se1 pic.twitter.com/vE424GVtWP

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 1:54 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

Massive blaze at Elephant & Castle railway station. pic.twitter.com/sFefOJnF1X

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Major fire in Elephant Rod, Elephant & Castle pic.twitter.com/HSJ4FlFQkc

via Twitter for iPhone

MPSBoroughBank @se1 this morning with our partners from @lb_southwark. Nothing of con… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 12:20 PM, Jun 28th, 2021 via Twitter for iPhone)

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