Six fire engines are battling a major blaze on Tuesday in a building under refurbishment at Aldwych, next to the India House in London.
Heavy smoke from the two top floors of the building forced evacuation of people from the nearby establishments and diversion of the traffic in the area.
The London Fire Brigade has confirmed that six fire tenders are trying to douse the inferno at a building under refurbishment on The Strand, WC2. Part of the building roof is alight.
Fire engines were dispatched at 1106 hours. More Fire engines and personnel are being dispatched to combat the blaze.
The fire has forced some roads to be closed and smoke clouds could be seen across the London skyline.