London Club Studio 338 Significantly Damaged by Fire

Update: the club's manager has shared a statement about the incident.
August 8, 2016, 4:10pm
Photo by James Bryant on Twitter via the BBC Helicopter

Update [August 8, 4:30 PM]: The club's general manager has released a statement about the fire, via Resident Advisor. There they promise to announce plans regarding upcoming events and pre-purchased tickets once the extent of damages is assessed.

South East London club Studio 338 was damaged by a fire today, leaving one person injured. The entirety of the club's first floor and part of the ground floor was in flames, as well as a recycling yard, some industrial units, and a pub in the immediate vicinity, according to reports from Express and The Independent.

London Ambulance Service said it was called to the scene at 11:58 AM. Over 100 firefighters arrived, and one man was treated on-site for burns before being taken to a nearby major trauma hospital by air ambulance, according to a spokesperson for London's Air Ambulance. No official announcements have been made about the origins of the fire.

Speaking to reporters at the scene, Islington Fire Brigade Station Manager Winston Douglas said: "This is a large fire and the smoke could be seen from across London, meaning we received a large number of emergency calls. Firefighters will be at the scene for the rest of the day, and possibly into the evening."

Labels and promoters including Cocoon, Space Ibiza, and Elbow have all recently held events at the club.

Studio 338 did not respond to THUMP's request for comment at the time of publication.

Pictures from the — James Bryant (@JJ_Bryant)August 8, 2016

Not much to say right now except thank you all for the love and support at this difficult time. You are the best family we could wish for

— studio338 (@studio338)August 8, 2016

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