Firefighters were training today at a venue near Clapham Common. At the end of the training, firefighters were alerted to a reports of smoke issuing from Clapham South tube station. Crews went to investigate but found the cause of the smoke to be overheated breaks.
Station Manager Charlie Hanks who was running the training exercise said:
“I can understand why people would be alarmed to see so many fire engines but it was a complete coincidence that we happened to be training close by. We went to investigate and concluded that overheated breaks must have caused the smoke.”
Crews will also be training in the area on Friday.