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Electrical fault

Dramatic fire at London's Charing Cross station was not suspicious

British Transport Police say the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

Updated 1.30 pm

LONDON’S CHARING CROSS station was evacuated for a period today after an electrical fire broke out on a train.

The fire broke out on the front carriage of a train operated by South Eastern Trains at about 11.30am this morning.

London Fire Brigade have said that about 5% of the carriage was in flames

Some dramatic video of the fire was published by commuters before the station was evacuated and closed for about 90 minutes.

British Transport Police have now confirmed that they do not believe the fire was started maliciously.

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