In Pictures: Camden Market fire damage

After the blaze early this morning, the rest of the market is open today, but dozens of traders and shop owners are affected

930am. Fire engines line Chalk Farm Road north of Camden Town tube. The blaze started to the right of the iconic bridge and saw 50-foot flames raging into the early hours of the morning. 70 firefighters were called to the scene. Photos: SE/LBTM
Police cordon around Camden Lock Place, where the fire took hold. Thankfully no-one was hurt. To the right is the glass building home to Gilgamesh restaurant and the Interchange co-working space.  Photo: SE
A sizable crowd has developed, with TV cameras from around the world in situ. Market stall holders and shop owners are visibly distressed. Photo: SE
Melted glass in the main building affected, home to quality businesses like Honest Burgers, Chia, Kim’s famous Vietnamese stall, Books Iconica and others. It’s unclear how many stalls in the adjoining main Market Hall to the left have been affected at this stage. Photo: SE
The central building is the one that bore the brunt of the damage: it actually dates back only to the early 1990s, despite looking older. KERB’s daily streetfood market is to the right, with the canal beyond. Photo: SE
Here you can clearly see the devastating damage in detail – the roof and interior has been completely destroyed. But please come and support the rest of the market, say the owners, which is open for business today as usual. Photo: TK

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