Firefighters tackle a blaze at Kings College Hospital’s dental school in Denmark Hill.
The fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon (December 8), the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said, still at the scene.
Plumes of smoke from the hospital’s dental school building were visible from a distance above the roofs of neighboring houses.
The LFB said it had identified the source of the fire at a pipe at the top of the roof.
– amb (@kaneopoulos) December 8, 2020
London-based firefighters dispatched four fire engines and around 25 firefighters to tackle the blaze after being called a few minutes before 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon:
“Four fire engines and about 25 firefighters tackle a blaze at the School of Dentistry, King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill.
“A small area of ducts on top of the roof of the Institute building is on fire.
A small area of ductwork on the roof of the building is lit at the School of Dentistry at King’s College Hospital in #lambeth . Our firefighters are fighting the blaze https://t.co/tzYlds4paj pic.twitter.com/jMNfpyeDwB
– London Fire Department (@LondonFire) December 8, 2020
“Fire crews from the Peckham, Brixton, Old Kent Road and New Cross fire stations are on scene alongside an incident command vehicle.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation,” a spokesperson said.