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Around 50 firefighters are tacking a huge fire at a building under refurbishment in Great Portland Street.

London Fire Brigade was called at around 1pm to the fire, near Oxford Street, sending 10 engines.

Images show large flames and thick smoke coming from the building, which is wrapped in scaffolding.

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The blaze in Great Portland Street

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Road closures are still in place

Road closures are still in place near Great Portland Street. The fire however is under control.

"No injuries"

London Fire Brigade report there are no injuries from the fire. The blaze is also under control.

Fire under control

LFB Borough commander for Camden Simon Tuhill tweeted that the fire is under control

Witness takes these snaps at the scene

Paul Thompson took these pictures at the scene where there is now a 25 meter exclusion zone in place as a precaution.

This is due to gas cylinders being involved in the fire. The building is currently undergoing refurbishment.

50 firefighters are tackling the blaze.

Fire captured at Great Portland Street
Fire captured at Great Portland Street (Image: Paul Thompson)

25 metre exclusion zone

A 25 metre exclusion zone has now been put in place in Great Portland Street. This is due to a number of gas cylinders involved in the blaze.

See footage of the fire

Here is a video of the fire in Great Portland Street from a witness at the scene.

10 fire engines & 50 firefighters tackling this blaze on Great Portland Street

Met Police are on the scene

The Metropolitan Police have advised people to stay clear of the area.

50 firefighters are tackling the flames at Great Portland Street