Islington pavement explosion shocks commuters


Early morning rush hour commuters in Islington, London had something of a shock on Monday morning - when an underground fire caused a pavement to explode.

According to the Mirror, firemen were called to Caledonian Road in Islington just before 9am to fight the underground manhole blaze.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson told the Metro: "A fire engine from Islington arrived within four minutes and quickly put the pavement fire out.

"Around 50 people from nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution and thankfully no one was injured.

"The Brigade goes to around 50 incidents involving electrical manhole covers every year in London."

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