Paddington station: 2,000 passengers evacuated as fire crews investigate 'smell of burning'

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At least 2,000 passengers have been evacuated from Paddington station following a fire alarm.

Firefighters are on the scene investigating a “smell of electrical burning” at the station.

Commuters have been asked to leave the building and one reported that they were facing a 45 minute wait as the fire alert is investigated.

The station remains closed as officers look into the cause of the burning smell, believed to be a possible electrical fire located under platform 10.

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Fire alert: The station has been evacuated (@_MattDolan)

London Fire Brigade tweeted: “Firefighters investigating slight smell of electrical burning at #Paddington Station. 

“2,000 people evacuated before we arrived.”

This story is being updated.


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