Fleet Street Fire Breaks Out Near Goldman Sachs Headquarters


A fire has broken out on London’s Fleet Street.

Images tweeted by the Fire Brigade showed smoke billowing from a fire above a pub near the offices of Goldman Sachs.

The investment banking firm occupies the old Daily Express building, lauded as one of the finest examples of Modernist architecture in Britain.

Six engines were sent to tackle the blaze.

Fleet Street Fire

A Goldman Sachs employee told The Huffington Post UK that at around 2.30pm, smoke could be seen billowing from a building about two doors up from their office.

They said there was a "significant amount of smoke, appeared to be coming from building above Pret a Manger.

They added: "Surrounding buildings were partially evacuated, including Goldman Sachs."

The fire brigade said that no one is thought to have been hurt.

The fire was just a few doors down from the historic Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub.

The pub is known for its famous literary clientele, which have included Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Alfred Tennyson.

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