The independent London music events venue, KOKO, which is temporarily closed for refurbishment has been damaged due to a fire in the evening of 6 January 2020
A total of eight fire engines and approximately 60 firefighters tackled a fire at the KOKO London nightclub which was under refurbishment on Camden High Street.
Part of the iconic dome roof has been damaged by fire.
The London Fire Brigade was called at 20:56pm (6 January 2020) and the fire was under control by 02:37 am (7 January 2020).
Fire crews from Euston, Kentish Town, Islington, Soho, Holloway, and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.
In comments to BBC News, Camden Council leader, Georgia Gould, said: “Heartbreaking watching the Camden Palace/Koko up in flames this evening, a building that holds so many memories and means so much to us in Camden.”
Lonon Fire Brigade, station commander Jon Lewis, added: “Firefighters quick action and hard work in the early stages meant the fire was contained to the roof and saved the rest of the building. Fire crews will remain at the scene throughout the morning.”
The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
Koko expressed their gratitude to the London Fire Brigade in a tweet following the blaze.
The whole team at KOKO are incredibly grateful for the swift action of the London Fire Brigade #LFB helping to contain the fire;our beloved KOKO is still standing ❤️.We will be back with an official statement once we have had time to properly assess the consequences of the fire pic.twitter.com/fC8hrUsH9B
— KOKO (@KOKOLondon) January 7, 2020