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Walkie Talkie building evacuated after suspected fire: reports


London’s Walkie Talkie building, the headquarters of several insurance businesses, has been evacuated due to a suspected fire.

Firefighters have been seen entering the Fenchurch Street skyscraper after a suspected fire broke out at the top of the building, according to a report from MyLondon.

Several visitors to the popular Sky Garden bar have posted tweets about being evacuated from the building, with images showing fire engines rushing to the scene.

Office workers have been seen standing outside the building while firefighters enter through the main entrance.

The distinctive 37-storey skyscraper houses offices of a number of insurance companies, including CNA Hardy, Ascot, RSA, Lancashire, Markel International and Liberty Specialty Markets.

The London Fire Brigade confirmed to MyLondon that they received a 999 call at 14:18 alerting them of a fire.

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