London Tube Fire Started By Electrical Fault, Brigade Reports

The London Fire Brigade reported 35 firefighters and officers responded to the fire, which damaged a small section of the front carriage of a train on platform 6 and a section of track. There were no injuries.

A Nov. 23 fire in the undercarriage of a railcar at London Underground's Charing Cross station apparently was caused by an electrical fault, the London Fire Brigade reported. Some early press speculation asked whether terrorism might be involved.

The brigade reported 35 firefighters and officers responded to the fire, which damaged a small section of the front carriage of a train on platform 6 and a section of track. About 100 people were evacuated from the station, and a few people on the affected train were evacuated by station staff. There were no injuries.

The first fire call came in at 10:52 a.m. and the fire was under control by 11:25 a.m. The brigade's announcement said the cause of the fire is under investigation but it is believed to be an electrical fault.

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