If you’re in Holborn right now you probably think the world is ending.

That may have been a bit of an exaggeration, but 2,000 people have been evacuated from offices and Holborn Underground station is closed due to a power cable fire on Kingsway. The police have declared it a major incident.

A safety cordon has been put in place after the alarm was initially raised when smoke was seen coming out of an inspection cover in the pavement.

Emergency services at scene of Holborn fire
(Steve Townsend)

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters are at the scene, waiting for utility companies to cut the power supplies before tackling the blaze.