40 firefighters tackle fire at Westminster Tube station near Parliament
40 firefighters are at the scene tackling a fire at the London Underground station in Westminster.
Six fire engines have been called to Westminster Station on Bridge Street.
Crews were called at just before 11.30am to reports of smoke coming from an electrical room within the station.
Around 100 people were evacuated from the station near Parliament in central London.
The London Fire Brigade has said the incident is now “under control” with the cause still unknown.
A statement from the London Fire Brigaderead: “Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to smoke issuing from an electrical room at Westminster Station on Bridge Street in Westminster.
“Firefighters were called to a large amount of smoke coming from an electrical room within the basement of the station. Around 100 people left the station before the Brigade arrived.
“The Brigade was called at 11:29am and the incident was under control by 12:49pm. Fire crews from Lambeth, Euston, Old Kent Road and Soho fire stations attended the scene.”
The cause of the smoke will be investigated in due time.