HUNDREDS of people had to be evacuated on Tuesday after a fire outside a hotel.
Six fire engines and thirty-five firefighters battled the blaze on scaffolding outside the Metropolitan Hotel.
London Fire Brigade were alerted to the fire at 5.12pm and fire fighters from stations Lambeth, Chelsea, Soho and Euston had the blaze under control by 18.30.
Speaking after the fire was extinguished, Station Manager Clive Robinson said: “The fire was affecting a working platform on the first floor level of scaffolding. A small amount of the external fascia was damaged by fire.
“Around 180 residents and 120 members of staff evacuated before the arrival of the Brigade, fortunately there were no injuries.
“Firefighters will remain at the scene carrying out salvage work inside the property on the ground and first floor.”
Photos from Twitter
— Lisa Lloyd(Williams) (@Lisa_J_Williams) March 3, 2015
Fire happening as we speak next to Nobu and Hton Park Lane. pic.twitter.com/bi4X7EdLV3
— Alec Cameron (@CityIFA) March 3, 2015