Firefighters tackle skyscraper blaze at Canary Wharf

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LONDON Fire Brigade were called out to a blaze on top of an office skyscraper in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Around twenty calls were made to the emergency services are smoke was seen billowing from the roof of One Churchill Place at Canary Wharf.

Eight fire engines from stations in east and south east London were called to the fire at the building which is the global headquarters of Barclays Bank.

Station Manager Lee Sandy, who was at the scene, said: “While the fire was very visible, it was contained to the air conditioning unit on the roof of a commercial tower block. There were no people involved and the fire did not spread beyond the roof area.”

Sixty firefighters helped put out the fire which was under control shortly before 2am – less than ninety minutes after it was first reported.

Social media users shared video and photos of the fire

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