MORE than 100 firefighters tackled a huge blaze at a warehouse near Brixton Market last night.

The ground floor of the two-storey storage warehouse was destroyed by the blaze, with part of the first floor and roof also damaged.

Some 50 people left the building safely as the flames took hold and there were no reports of injuries.

London Fire Brigade took more than 53 calls about the fire in Electric Lane, the first just before 9pm.

The flames were brought under control by around 12.30am.

More than 100 crew and 15 fire engines from Clapham, West Norwood, Peckham, Old Kent Road, Chelsea and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is now being investigated.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said: “Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters tackled the fire.

"The ground floor of the warehouse was destroyed and part of the first floor and roof were damaged.

“Around 50 people left the building before the brigade arrived and there were no reports of any injuries.

“The brigade's 999 control officers took 53 calls about the blaze.

"The cause is under investigation.”

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