Fire breaks out on top of Barclays building Canary Wharf


In the early hours of Saturday morning smoke was seen billowing over the financial district at Canary Wharf, an air conditioning unit had caught fire on top of the 33 storey Barclays building.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) received around 20 emergency calls at 00.39 Saturday morning, up to 60 firefighters attended the scene.

Lee Sandy, station manager said, “While the fire was very visible, it was contained to the air conditioning unit on the roof of a commercial tower block.

“There were no people involved and the fire did not spread beyond the roof area.”

LFB added, “Eight fire engines from stations including, Millwall and Shadwell stations were at the scene.”

The fire was bought under control at around 2am and no injuries were reported.