January 06, 2020
An iconic north London club is engulfed in fire as a battle goes on to save the venue.
Koko Fire: Iconic London Music Venue Engulfed In Huge Blaze
Around 60 firefighters are tackling the blaze at the Koko club in Camden, London Fire Brigade said.
The fire service were called at 8.56pm on Monday to the venue and eight fire engines are at the scene.
The force said that 30% of the roof of the nightclub is alight as firefighters attempt to save the rest of the building.
Pictures show the former theatre with large flames at the top of the building, which is near Mornington Crescent station.The fire at KOKO in Camden Town is under control and now being pushed back. Hugely grateful to @LondonFire for their swift response, but devastated by the potential loss of such a huge part of Camden’s culture. pic.twitter.com/5k0pdkHjQF— Oliver Cooper (@OliverCooper) January 6, 2020The iconic KOKO club in London currently on fire #koko#camden#firepic.twitter.com/lUT77cDFLI— Jiannis Georgiadis (@jgeorgiad) January 6, 2020It is covered in scaffolding as part of an ongoing renovation of the venue.
Sir Keir Starmer, Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, tweeted: “Awful news in Camden tonight. Incredible response from our firefighters.
“As @Georgia_Gould says, we owe them so much. @LondonFire”.
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