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.
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).
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.
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.
“The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”
More to follow.