More than 50 firefighters are tackling a blaze in London’s West End.
The blaze broke out at a construction site on Great Portland Street in Fitzrovia shortly after midday this afternoon.
London Fire Brigade has 10 engines and more than 50 firefighters at the scene.
Large plumes of smoke can be seen for miles across the city.
The road is close to Oxford Street – the capital’s busiest shopping hub.
A column of acrid black smoke could be seen rising from the fire in pictures posted on social media, apparently visible from miles away against the blue afternoon skyline.
Calls to the fire service had suggested that the fire had either broken out close to or in a building site, an LFB spokesman said.
Scotland Yard say a cordon is in place and the road has been closed in both directions.
No injuries have yet been reported from the scene of the fire in London’s West End, Scotland Yard said.
A spokesman said: “Police were called shortly before 12.50pm today to reports of a fire at a building site on Great Portland Street.
“The emergency services are on the scene and there are no reported injuries at this time.”
People have been asked to avoid the area.
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