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London’s Shaw Theatre damaged in blaze tackled by 35 firefighters

Firefighters at the scene of the Shaw Theatre in London. Photo: @bexin2d
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Parts of the Shaw Theatre in central London have been damaged by a fire that broke out earlier this afternoon (March 9).

The London Fire Brigade confirmed that six engines and 35 firefighters attended a blaze at the Pullman London St Pancras hotel complex in Euston, which houses the 446-seat theatre.

The Shaw Theatre, named after the playwright George Bernard Shaw, stages comedy, cabaret and music and also hosts drama school showcases.

A London Fire Brigade statement confirmed that part of the ground floor venue had been damaged by the fire, with approximately 100 people evacuated from the building.

The fire broke out around 2.30pm and saw crews from five London stations called. Firefighters brought the fire under control at 4.20pm.

Its cause is not yet known but is under investigation.