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Police probe fire at Holloway Road property raided by drugs squad

Second floor and roof of the property was damaged in the blaze, but there were no reports of any injuries.

14 February, 2017 — By Joe Cooper, Koos Couvée

Fire crews tackled the blaze on Saturday morning. Photo: Stephen Kent 

POLICE are investigating after a fire broke out a property in Holloway Road on Saturday morning – two days after the premises were raided by drug squad officers.

The derelict building is located just south of the railway bridge, near London Metropolitan University.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to the building at 6.30am. The whole of the second floor and roof of the property were damaged in the blaze, but there were no reports of any injuries.

Crews from Holloway, Islington, Soho, Kentish Town, Euston and Shoreditch attended the incident and had the fire under control by 8.20am.

Police at the scene on Thursday. Photo: @MPSHighbury

Islington Police told the Tribune drugs were seized from the address on Thursday but because officers are still looking for the people connected to the premises, the force was not prepared to say any more. There have been no arrests.

Officers posed for a picture alongside the street art celebrating the legendary music producer Joe Meek, who had a studio further up to road in the 1960s.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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