Fire sweeps through cafe on Stockwell Road, Brixton

Fire swept through the cafe in Stockwell Road  this afternoon. Picture by Peter Brown @petbro1
Fire swept through the cafe in Stockwell Road this afternoon. Picture by Peter Brown @petbro1

Around 35 firefighters and officers are currently tackling a fire in a café on Stockwell Road, Brixton.

Six people left the cafe before the brigade arrived but there are no reports of any injuries.  A fire brigade spokesman said the blaze is affecting the basement and the ground floor of the building.

Six fire engines from Brixton, West Norwood, Clapham, Lambeth and Deptford fire stations are at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1.39m.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. This shop used to belong to Mr Williams, a hard Jamaican Tailor who worked by himself well into his 80’s. I had a few few suits adjusted by him and although his failing eyesight warranted the an occasional unconventional stitch, stepping into his world was a fascinating experience.

    He would show me a book with some of the stylish and contemporary designs of the 60’s and 70’s – I always promised him that I’d have him make one for me.

    Time passed and then one day, to my utter sadness, his historic and humble workshop was being ripped out by developers. It took less than a week for the evidence of his lifelong commitment to transform into another undistinguished and confused business.

    I’m not sure what ever happened to Mr Williams, I guess part of me didn’t want to know. I am though, happy that I met him.

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