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Dalston Junction fire: Trains halted due to blaze

PUBLISHED: 09:24 06 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:50 06 June 2016

Flames at the back of the station as smoke fills the sky. Picture: @AlliHayman

Flames at the back of the station as smoke fills the sky. Picture: @AlliHayman

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More than 250 people had to be evacuated from Dalston Junction during rush hour after smoke from a nearby fire came billowing into the station.

Fire crews at the scene of the blaze. Picture: @amptec24Fire crews at the scene of the blaze. Picture: @amptec24

A wooden shed in Ashwood Street went up in flames at about 8am, causing moke to enter the vents at the back of the station.

No injuries were reported but the closure has caused disruption for commuters, with cancellations expected until 10.30am.

London Overground has said lines are closed between Dalston Junction and Highbury and Islington, and National Rail say there will be no trains between Highbury and Islington and Shadwell until 10.30am.

The fire was brought under control by 9.30am.

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