London rocked by enormous explosion and blaze

London rocked by enormous explosion and blaze

A huge fire has broken out at Elephant and Castle station in South London which sent an enormous fireball and smoke plume hundreds of metres into the air.

Emergency services are at the scene and the station and surrounding area has been evacuated.

The London Fire Brigade said 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were tackling the blaze which raced through three commercial units, causing trains to be diverted.

"Road closures are in place and people are advised to avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed," the fire brigade said.

Video footage released by the fire brigade showed black smoke rising high into the sky and then a ball of fire blasting out from the archway.

It is unclear if anyone has been hurt, Express reported.