Camden's iconic Koko music venue engulfed in huge blaze

Camden's iconic Koko music venue engulfed in huge blaze

Georgia Gould, a Labour councillor in the Kentish Town ward and the leader of Camden borough council, tweeted images of the burning building, thanking the courageous response of the London Fire Brigade.

Camden's nightclub Koko was ablaze last night (6 January), although firefighters have managed to contain the fire to the roof.

Dramatic footage showed flames tearing through the roof.

London Fire Brigade said 30% of the building's roof had been alight and warned people to stay away from the area. No injuries have been reported. Very grateful to @LondonFire for their quick response, but devastated by the potential loss of such a huge part of Camden's culture.

Disappointing when looking at the Camden Palace / Koko in flames this evening, a building which holds so many memories and which means a lot to us in Camden.

Koko has hosted some of the world's biggest acts, including Madonna, Ed Sheeran and Prince.

Formerly known as Camden Palace and the Camden Hippodrome, Koko was being refurbished and covered in scaffolding when the fire began.

He did not comment on whether the fire would delay the venue's planned reopening in the spring following a refurbishment, saying the club would provide an update as "circumstances become clearer".

Sir Keir said: "Awful news in Camden tonight". As says, we owe them so much'. Wonderful response from our firefighters.

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