Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, shops still closed [photos]

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

I’m still not sure of the mechanics of a fire that can start up again two weeks after it had supposedly been put out, but the riot-damaged Footlocker store in central Brixton was ablaze again last night and is still smouldering now.

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

There’s fire engines all along Atlantic Road and the surrounding streets.

Local rumour has it that the fire was put down this morning but then reignited this afternoon, prompting another huge Fire Service presence.

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Coldharbour Lane has been sealed off since last night. The tube has also been closed all day, as has stores like  Sainsbury’s, Argos and the beleaguered Carphone Warehouse.

Update: the tube is now open (615pm)

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

There’s all sorts of Fire Brigade vehicles parked around the site – I counted well over 20.

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

You can see part of the ‘Love Wall‘ around the Footlocker store above.

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

The cool sounding ‘urban search and rescue’ vehicle.

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

Smoke is still billowing out of the building.

Brixton Footlocker fire smoulders on, tube station and shops still closed

A look up Atlantic Road.

Discuss the fire here

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