Fire ripped through North London's KOKO venue last night (January 6th).
Formerly known as the Camden Palace, the historic venue re-branded as KOKO more than a decade ago.
One of London's foremost venues, KOKO shut last year to undergo an ambitious refurbishment.
Sadly flames were spotted billowing from the venue's distinctive roof last night - January 6th - with a total of eight engines and 60 firefighters working to tackle the blaze.
London Fire Brigade has now confirmed that the roof has been extensively damaged, but the venue itself has been saved.
The full extent of the damage has yet to be examined.
Station Commander Jon Lewis said: “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.”
Fire at the Koko music venue. Firefighters at the scene. pic.twitter.com/4NemcJ4JhB— Camden New Journal (@NewJournal) January 6, 2020
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The team at KOKO have offered their thanks to the London Fire Brigade, while taking time to focus on the "consequences of the fire..."
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
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