London firefighters battle blaze at Camden Lock Market (WATCH LIVE)

Dozens of firefighters and at least eight trucks have been deployed to battle a fire that erupted in the Camden Lock area of London.

According to the latest information, ten fire engines and 70 firefighters have been sent to tackle the flames at the Camden Lock Market, London Fire Brigade said in a Tweet.

Authorities have cordoned off part of Camden Market, a popular tourist destination. Firefighters are urging the public to avoid the Camden Lock area.

London’s fire department said floors 1-3 of the building, located “within the market,” as well as the roof are alight.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire has not yet been established.

“Police were called on Monday at 12.10am to Camden Lock Market to reports of a fire. London Fire Brigade were already at the scene when officers arrived. It is unknown at this stage if any persons are injured, we await update,” the Metropolitan police said in a statement, as quoted by the Guardian.

The blaze comes less than a month after a horrific fire at a 24-story building in West London in which at least 80 people were killed. Grenfell Tower, which was home to around 600 people, burned to the ground after flammable cladding contributed to the rapid spread of the fire.

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London’s Camden Market is one of Britain’s most famous attractions, with over 1,000 shops and stalls that sell anything from fashion apparel and music to art and food.

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