Fire raging through Historic London Church in St John Wood

London Fire Service are responding to a large blaze that has engulfed a historic church in the St John’s Wood neighborhood of London.

The Church Dating to 1846–1847, was designed by Thomas Cundy with a spire built by his son in 1864, and is Grade II listed building.

The London Fire Brigade was called at 2319 and has received over 30 calls to the blaze.

Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters from North Kensington, Paddington, West Hampstead and surrounding fire stations are at the scene. 

LFB spokesperson said “The whole of the two-story building is alight.  The fire is producing a significant amount of smoke in the local area and residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed.”

“Firefighters are using two of the Brigade’s new 32-metre turntable ladders and a 64-metre turntable ladder (the tallest in Europe) at the scene as water towers, to get water on to the building externally.”

“The cause of the fire is not known at this time. “

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