Camden market fire: Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze

A huge blaze has broken out at Camden Lock Market in London with dozens of firefighters being sent to the scene to tackle the fire.

London Fire Brigade confirmed on Monday afternoon (NZ time) that 10 fire engines and around 70 firefighters were at the scene trying to stop the flames.

Photographs on social media show flames towering high above the surrounding buildings.

The London Fire Brigade reported the first, second and third floors, and the roof of the building within the market are alight.

There are more than 1,000 shops and stalls at the market, which is well known as a social hub in this part of North London.

An eye-witness at the scene, Joan Ribes, told the Independent the fire was moving very fast.

"People were watching, but we were scared the building could explode at any time since there are restaurants with kitchens nearby."

London Ambulance Service told Sky News it was not currently treating any casualties.

The market was hit by major fire in 2008, which led to fears for its future and for the hundreds of people who worked there.

After the 2008 blaze, Camden Market Holdings said the market had a worldwide reputation, with 30 million visitors a year.

More to come.