On the afternoon of 28 June 2021, a large-scale fire broke out near the Elephant and Castle train station in central London, sending huge plumes of smoke into the air. The blaze engulfed three commercial buildings situated under the railway arches, as well as six cars and a telephone booth, near the station. All train services scheduled to operate through the station were temporarily suspended. Authorities deployed 15 fire engines and 100 firefighters to battle the blaze, which was extinguished within about two hours. According to emergency officials, six people sought medical attention at the scene and another was transported to a hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire is unknown; officials do not believe the fire is related to terrorism.