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A fire broke out in Dean Street, Soho, at around 2pm this afternoon. Details are still sketchy, but it seems that around 60 firefighters are battling the flames, which began in a four-storey building; one unconfirmed report says that the fire was caused by a portable air-conditiooing unit, another suggests that it began in the basement. There are hundreds of tweets flying around on the subject, with all the usual speculation and rumour surrounding the odd kernel of actual eyewitness report. A thirty second video clip of the fire can be seen here, in which the situation appears to be pretty serious, and as more details come in we'll update you further. As of 3.45pm, it is not believed that anybody is trapped in the building, which is owned by a company called Future Capital. Update - pictures of the blaze here.
Last Updated 10 July 2009