Forty firefighters tackle blaze at Marylebone clothing boutique

A fire broke out in the basement of a boutique clothing store in one of London’s most fashionable shopping streets.

Forty firefighters tackled the blaze as it ripped through Yaccomaricard, a Japanese clothing store, at 12.45pm on Friday.

The London Fire Brigade said two women fled the building before they arrived and one of them was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The basement and ground floor of the shop were damaged in the fire.

Adelyn Tirado, 34, who works at the launderette next door, said she had to get everyone including customers out of her building.

She said: “There was suddenly smoke coming out everywhere. 

“I was serving a customer and I thought I would be able finish with them as they didn’t have very much but then a colleague ran in and shouted to get everyone out. 

“The fire was going upwards through the building next door.  The fire engines were here very quick. There was an ambulance waiting outside but I couldn’t see if anyone got out of the fire and into it.”

She added: “Fortunately the shop was closed and I think they removed all the clothing. It’s quite lucky for them we were in lockdown.”

They added the cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

The blaze is still being tackled in the five-storey building opposite The Ivy Cafe.

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Blaze breaks out in Ludhiana clothing unit



Fire broke out in a clothing factory at Baba Gajja Jain Colony, Moti Nagar, in Ludhiana on Friday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)


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Fire broke out in a clothing factory at Baba Gajja Jain Colony, Moti Nagar, in Ludhiana on Friday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

A blaze broke out at a clothing factory in Baba Gajja Jain Colony in Moti Nagar here on Friday.

While goods and machinery at Kabir Clothing Company were gutted, major tragedy was averted as the staff was on its lunch break when the fire broke out.

Around 30 labourers, who were working at the factory, had gone for lunch at 1pm. Around 1.15pm flames were spotted on the first floor of the building and alarm was raised.

It took firefighters two hours to bring the blaze under control. Lack of ventilation and heat within the factory hampered efforts to douse the flames. Firefighters said no fire-safety arrangements had been made by the owners.

Owner Amit Puri said, “The fire was caused due to a short circuit. Fortunately, no injury or casualty was reported as the labour was out for lunch. Goods and machinery have perished. The exact loss is yet to be ascertained.”

Sub-fire officer (SFO) Maninder Singh said, “Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The firefighters were able to restrict the flames to the first floor and no damage was reported on the ground or second floor.”

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