Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Friday morning rush-hour commuters faced major disruptions as no trains were able to operate between Milton Keynes and Euston due to the overnight fire at a factory and offices.
A trackside wall of London Euston railway station was damaged in the inferno and had to be dismantled to make the safe before rail services could resume.
The railway lines are reopened at 1pm although an amended timetable was in place and passengers were urged to check for updates from their train operator or to visit the National Rail website before they travelled.
More than 50 firefighters were sent to attempt the fire at a timber yard in Harrow, north-west London. In the London Euston railway station , there was a two-storey warehouse, which was destroyed.
The social media users reported the hearing explosions and London fire brigade said 12 people had been evacuated from nearby homes as a precaution.
The Fire station manager Jason Jones, said that they had a very well developed fire system, which was extremely visible from quite a way out.
There was propane cylinders involved so a hazard zone was set up as cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.
He also added that the crews worked hard at the site to bring the flames down, which is next to Headstone Lane station, to bring the fire under control.
The fire brigade was called at 11.47pm, and eight engines and 58 firefighters were sent to the fire. It was under control by 3.17am.
Most of the passengers on a London Midland service from London Euston to Milton Keynes were abandoned from a train at Headstone Lane.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.