London Fire Brigade rush to scene as Thames Clipper evacuated after engine fire

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Battersea Power Station Pier has been closed following reports of a fire. 

London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirmed to that they had received reports of a fire on a Thames Clipper. 

They added that they were currently in attendance. 

In a tweet, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers said the pier would be closed “until further notice.”

LFB later confirmed that there had been in a fire in the engine compartment of the boat.

The cause of the blaze has not yet been discovered.

The fire started at 10.05am.

LFB added to that there had been members of the public on board when the fire started.

They had safely disembarked when fire crews arrived, however, along with the boat’s crew members. 

There were no injuries in the incident, the fire service said. 

While the incident has been dealt with, River Bus services will not be calling at Battersea Power Station Pier until further notice.

A spokesperson for Uber Boat by Thames Clippers told “At 10:05am a fire was detected on board Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ Moon Clipper. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

“Moon Clipper had 27 passengers and 3 crew on board. All passengers have been evacuated at Battersea Power Station Pier.

“The fire was detected as the boat was travelling eastbound towards Battersea Power Station Pier. It was the RB6 eastbound service from Putney to Tower Pier.

“The Captain of the boat alerted Port of London Authority and contacted London Fire Brigade for assistance and the crew immediately implemented emergency procedures. Emergency services are assisting the vessel.

“London Fire Brigade are on the scene and the fire has now been extinguished. 

“There are no injuries to passengers or crew.

“River Bus services will not call at Battersea Power Station Pier until further notice.”

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