Fire In Brixton by Footlocker?

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by xsunnysuex, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Looking from my balcony towards Brixton High St there's loads of smoke showing above the buildings. And buses are on divertion through Loughborough Estate. Any idea what's happening?
     
  2. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Twitter is reporting Footlocker is alight again.
     
  3. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Resurfacing the road. I got caught on a bus that wasn't diverted in time earlier. U turn had to be made by a dozen or so buses on brixton road.
     
  4. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    yeh.. my road's totally closed in and there's coppers everywhere outside kfc. im locked in again.. yaaaay
     
  5. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    ah that might be true. going back to bed.
     
  6. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    its definitely a police operation, nothing to do with road work from here.... plenty more cops now.
     
  7. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Two incidents I think.

    Travel news says building fire in Brixton and road works on Brixton road north of Brixton

    For info "Buses are diverted northbound toward Kennington from Brixton Road to Kennington Park Road from 2000 to 0600 each weekday night from 2000 Monday 15 until 0600 Friday 26 August and are expected to experience delays due to road resurfacing work on Brixton Road between Stockwell Park Walk and Camberwell New Road."

    ETA from BBC london A23 Brixton Road Brixton, both ways at B223 Atlantic Road

    A23 London - A23 Brixton Road in Brixton closed in both directions at the B223 Atlantic Road junction, because of a building fire.
     
  8. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Footlocker again apparently.
     
  9. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    yeh. fire engines now.
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Maybe someone didn't like the love and peace sign?
     
  11. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Less of the 'One Love' more 'Catch A Fire' then?
     
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I can see a bit of smoke over that kind of area but how on earth can Footlocker be on fire again?
     
  13. demillusionist_

    demillusionist_ New Member

    Either that or they really didn't like the shoes....
     
  14. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    Well, so many cops down there i reckon just an isolated incident this time. Pedestrians still being allowed thru anyway....

    Sleepytime.
     
  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    That's what I don't understand. All utilities would have been cut off, it's probably been totally gutted, so what's left. I can only think arson. :hmm:
     
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I don't imagine there's an awful lot left to burn there, or why anyone would bother. Has anyone actually seen Footlocker on fire? I can only see a bit of smoke in the general direction.
     
  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Dunno, gabi can see the lights though :D

    Maybe someone set fire to the boards outside? :hmm:
     
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I can still see a fair bit of smoke in the air.
     
  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I reckon someone read your page on it and decided it definitely wasn't cool and was far too twee for Brixton so got rid of it
     
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There seems to be more smoke now, if anything. It looks like the firemen have put up a light too.

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  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Pic off Twitter

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  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Blimey, I know there's always a danger of that, but I thought the fire service had probably well dampened it down considering how long they spent there

    What's all those figures in the window?

    Is that the side view?
     
  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    oops
     
  26. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Reflections, Minnie. Or ghosts.
     
  27. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    :D
     
  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They're giants, encased in the building by the love wall.
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I've guessed it's the side of the shop. It's not a shop I've ever gone in or taken notice of the window display, so I just wondered how those dummies had survived when I thought the shop had been gutted :D
     
  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The Police have closed off a lot of Atlantic road as well.
     

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