Oxford Street fire closes section of road

Pedestrians cover their faces as they pass the fire in Oxford Street London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire was under investigation

Part of Oxford Street in central London was closed after a fire broke out on the first floor of a building.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said crews were called at 11:00 GMT. A spokesman said 20 firefighters and four fire engines were sent.

The fire, in a building which is being refurbished, was brought under control just after 12:00, LFB said.

The street, closed between Tottenham Court Road and Berwick Street, reopened about half an hour later.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, said LFB.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC London

Weather

London

15 °C 8 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    The Monarchy 'gagged' 10:34:

    A poster advertising a satirical play at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, north London, about the monarchy and showing Prince Charles gagged, has been censored on the London Underground, the Daily Mail reports.

    The poster for King Charles III features a punk-style portrait of the Prince with his mouth covered by white duct tape.

     
  2.  
    Latest updates
     
  3.  
    VIDEO: River Thames levels 10:21:

    As the boating season gets under way, river users are being urged to take extra care on the Thames because of higher than usual water levels.

    River Thames at Teddington

    The Environment Agency says there are strong currents and lots of debris in the water between Teddington, west London and Lechlade, Gloucestershire.

     
  4.  
    Archbishop of Westminster 09:53: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols was in the studio earlier and told Jumoke Fashola people often ask him to pose for "selfies".

    "It's fun but I want to know like everybody else... what's it look like? Does it look alright? But we should have eyes that go beyond the appearance," he said.

    Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster
     
  5.  
    Easter service 09:42: Jason Rosam Journalist, BBC London

    The Bishop of London Richard Chartres has led a dawn Easter service on the steps of St Pauls Cathedral this morning. He handed me a red painted egg for Easter when I interviewed him on BBC London 94.9.

    He told me it's because red is the colour of the resurrection and the egg promises new life. His message for Easter is celebrating a wider Christian community around the world.

     
  6.  
    Easter Sunday 09:15:

    BBC London 94.9 reporter Jason Rosam tweets: The Bishop of London hands me a red painted egg for #Easter during his interview on @BBCLondon949 today. #HappyEaster

    Easter egg
     
  7.  
    Top news stories 08:53: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    From 09:00, Harriet Scott and Chris Rogers will be looking back over some of the big news stories of the week, including teenage pregnancies after a 12-year-old London girl became a mother and the rise in the number of people using food banks.

    Also in focus are the big issues in next month's local elections.

     
  8.  
    Easter travel 08:36:

    Disruption over the Easter period for improvement works:

    • District Line: No trains between Ealing Broadway and Turnham Green until Tuesday
    • Jubilee Line: No trains between Waterloo and Finchley Road until Tuesday
    • Piccadilly Line: No trains between Acton Town and Uxbridge until Tuesday
    • Bakerloo Line: No trains between Harrow & Wealdstone and Willesden Junction today
    • London Overground: No trains between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction all weekend, and no trains between Watford Junction and Queens Park today
    • DLR: No service between Stratford and Bow Church until 2200 on Friday 25 April.
     
  9.  
    Cloudy with rain 08:12:

    It will be cloudy with occasional rain this morning.

    A band of heavier and more persistent rain will spread from the south in the afternoon, but it is expected to become drier by late evening. Highs of 15C (59F).

     
  10.  
    08:00: Debabani Majumdar BBC News Online

    Good morning. I'll be with you until 18:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for London.

    You can tell me your news by emailing london.locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweeting @BBCLondonNews.

     

Features

  • The OfficeIn pictures

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two


  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa


  • Worcestershire flagFlying the flag

    Preserving the identities of England's counties


  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.