Belgravia fire: Blaze near famous Eaton Square home to ex-Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and Nigella Lawson

Photos of the fire on social media show clouds of grey smoke pouring into the air from a white resident building, with people and emergency vehicles gathered outside.

Dozens of firefighters are battling a blaze near a star-studded Belgravia square which has housed celebrities from ex-Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to Nigella Lawson.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters dashed to a flat fire on Eaton Place in elegant Belgravia, in Westminster, at 11.41am this morning (Thursday, July 14).

Dozens of firefighters are battling a blaze near a star-studded Belgravia square. Photo: Ames Belgravia

Firefighters are tackling the flames in the roof of a block of flats, which is near famous Eaton Square, previously home to the Russian oligarch and former Chelsea football club owner, celebrity chef, and the ex-prime minister Margaret Thatcher and fictional spy James Bond.

Photos of the blaze on social media show clouds of grey smoke pouring into the air from a white resident building, with people and emergency vehicles gathered outside.

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A tweet posted from Ames Belgavia’s account, described as a discreet London residential property expert, read: “A fire has broken out in Eaton Place.

“Firefighters are on site. We hope everyone is safe #Belgravia.”

A spokesperson for the London fire brigade (LFB) said their 999 control room took 26 calls about the fire.

They added: “Fire crews from Clapham, Dowgate, Soho, Hammersmith and other surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

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“The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”

More to follow.