Prominent north London music venue Koko caught fire on Monday night (6th January).
As reported by The Metro, London Fire Brigade was called to the long-standing Camden venue at 8.56pm, with 30% of the building’s roof having reportedly been caught in the blaze.
London Fire Brigade tweeted, "We’ve got eight fire engines & around 60 firefighters tackling a visible blaze on #Camden High Street. Please avoid the area if possible."
The venue, which first opened in 1900, had been closed for refurbishment since March 2019, and was set to re-open in March 2020.
The blaze was reportedly brought under control by 2 37 AM on Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire remains unknown.
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) January 6, 2020
There’s a fire at legendary music venue Koko in Camden Town, with smoke billowing out from inside. Three fire engines and dozens of firefighters currently on site. pic.twitter.com/orCK0kP9cY
— Oliver Cooper (@OliverCooper) January 6, 2020