Electrical fault sees pavement blaze in Caledonian Road

Marc Ashdown reports on the moment a north London pavement erupted into flames ''without warning''

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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.

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