Fire breaks out in car park next to Peckham Levels following explosion

No one was hurt in the incident

Firefighters have been at the scene of a fire at a car park next to Peckham Levels in London following an explosion.

Up to 25 firefighters tackled the small blaze at the Cerise Road car park, which started shortly before 3.51pm today (February 10). It happened next to Peckham Levels, a former multi-storey car park that was converted into a hub of shops, bars and music venues in 2017.

The fire did not cause any major damage, nor were there any reports of any injuries [via Metro].

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Police told the Southwark News that the fire is believed to have been started by a mechanical fault in a parked car.

Additionally, a spokesperson for Peckham Levels said: “Today, there was a small fire in the car-park next to Peckham Levels. The fire was external to the building and was quickly extinguished by the local fire brigade.
“The team at Peckham Levels did a fantastic job, using their emergency procedures. The building was evacuated quickly and there are no injuries or casualties to report.
“No significant damage to the building has been reported. The site is currently closed as a safety measure whilst inspections are conducted. It will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Recent events held at the Peckham Levels cultural hub include a screening of last year’s Oscar-nominated movie If Beale Street Could Talk.

Of one the hub’s music venues, Ghost Notes, closed last February to focus on putting on more standalone events.

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This is a developing story. Check back at NME.com for further updates.

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