A fire that broke out on two floors of the College of Arms in the City of London has been brought under control, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said.
LFB said eight fire engines and 40 firefighters were at the six-storey office building in Queen Victoria Street, south of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Some 35 people were evacuated from the building on Thursday morning. There are no reports of any injuries and another 100 people were asked to leave adjacent buildings. Fire had broken out in parts of the third and fourth floor.
The coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families are kept there.
A spokesman for the LFB said so far no historical documents have been reported lost or damaged in the fire. The curator at the College is working ”closely with fire crews to preserve historical manuscripts held in the building”.
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