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Walworth Road Fire: Salvation Army emergency team supports fire crews tackling blaze in Southwark

The Salvation Army is supporting more than 100 firefighters who are battling a large blaze in a library and museum in Elephant and Castle, London, close to Walworth Road.

An emergency response vehicle, manned by Captains Ruth and Karl Gray, is providing hot drinks, snacks and sandwiches to emergency personnel at the scene in Wansey Street.

The London Fire Bridge has evacuated 30 people from the building and crews are currently using waterjets to bring the intense fire under control. Thick plooms of smoke can be seen across south London.

Twenty fire engines, from Southwark, Lambeth, Old Kent Road, Dowgate, Kensington, Kingsland, West Hampstead, Dockhead, Peckham, Whitechapel, Paddington, New Cross, and surrounding fire stations are at the scene, along with 120 firefighters and officers.