The Shard is being evacuated as a precaution this morning following reports of smoke in the basement.
About 50 firefighters and seven engines were called to the skyscraper at 10.30am.
Firefighters are still investigating reports of smoke at the #Shard (still no fire apparent). The building is now being evacuated.— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 5, 2014
London Fire Brigade said there is ‘no suggestion at this stage that there is a fire’ but the building is being evacuated as a precaution.
Firefighters from Soho, Dockhead, Old Kent Road, Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Lambeth fire stations are at the scene.
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