Electrical fault sees pavement blaze in Caledonian Road
- 17 February 2014
- From the section London
Fifty people were evacuated from a shopping street in north London after a pavement burst into flames.
The fire, outside a supermarket in Caledonian Road, Islington, was caused by an electrical fault under a manhole cover.
London Fire Brigade said crews arrived within four minutes and quickly put the fire out. No-one was injured.
A spokesman said the brigade attends about 50 such incidents every year in London.