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Fire Breaks Out At Charing Cross Station In London

London’s Charing Cross station has been evacuated after a train caught fire this morning.

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London's Charing Cross station has been evacuated after a train caught fire this morning.

Just running away from Charing Cross station #fire #danger

vincenzo minore@vincenzo_minoreFollow

Just running away from Charing Cross station #fire #danger

11:00 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BuzzFeed News spoke to Vincenzo Minore, the CEO of Soap and Glory, who said that the fire seemed to have broken out on the 10.55 to Tunbridge Wells on platform 6.

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"There was a blast of light, and we saw a fire in the last carriage, where the engines are," he said. "About a third of the people on the platform ran away from the fire, but two-thirds were running in the opposite direction."

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"By the time the fire engines arrived there were no casualties, just people panicking, really."

Passengers have been posting updates on social media.

Charing Cross station (well a train in platform 6 there) is on fire!!!

Neil Hurle@the12dudeFollow

Charing Cross station (well a train in platform 6 there) is on fire!!!

11:48 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Oh my god something major's gone down at Charing Cross. Was chilling on the concourse and suddenly noise, smoke and running from a platform.

Vlach Ashton@VlachAshtonFollow

Oh my god something major's gone down at Charing Cross. Was chilling on the concourse and suddenly noise, smoke and running from a platform.

10:52 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Running out of Charing Cross because it's legit on fire #London

Vanessa Hammler@Vanessa_HammlerFollow

Running out of Charing Cross because it's legit on fire #London

10:56 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And some have suggested that the fire was caused by a train driving into the platform.

Alarms going off at Charing Cross station. Looked like a train couldn't stop and was driving straight into the end of the platform. Chaos.

Matthew P. Smith@mattybeardsmithFollow

Alarms going off at Charing Cross station. Looked like a train couldn't stop and was driving straight into the end of the platform. Chaos.

10:52 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

According to the London Fire Brigage, Charing Cross Station has now been evacuated.

#CharingCross station has been evacuated following a small fire on train. About 5% of a front carriage was alight.

London Fire Brigade@LondonFireFollow

#CharingCross station has been evacuated following a small fire on train. About 5% of a front carriage was alight.

11:51 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Update: the fire at Charing Cross station has now been put out, but the station remains closed.

Fire is now OUT at Charing Cross station. Station will be closed for possibly another 2 hours.

Darren McCaffrey@DMcCaffreySKYFollow

Fire is now OUT at Charing Cross station. Station will be closed for possibly another 2 hours.

11:44 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Robyn Wilder is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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