Shard evacuation

Shard evacuated after reports of smoke in basement

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Shard evacuated after reports of smoke in basement
5th June 2014

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.

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.

Picture courtesy of @TheStreetGym

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