Two hospitalised after smoke fills tube carriage at London's Oxford Circus station

Bunting commuters cover their mouths as smoke fills the carriage of a Bakerloo line train near Oxford Circus in London Friday Aug. 11 2017. One of the busiest stations on London's subway system was evacuated Friday morni

Oxford Circus Tube Station Closed After Reports Of 'Fire On Train' On Bakerloo Line

A fire has broken out Friday (Aug 11) on board a train at London's Underground, and the Oxford Circus Tube station in the centre of the British capital's main shopping district has been shut down, reports said.

Commuter Katie Watts posted to Twitter: 'Just got off the tube at Oxford Circus and the train across the platform was on fire, got evacuated out'.

"Station remains closed. Cause of fire not now being treated as suspicious", British Transport Police said in a tweet. "Four people were treated for smoke inhalation with two taken to hospital as a precaution".

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Nigel Holness, London Underground's director of network operations, said "the cause of the smoke was an electrical fault under one of the carriages, which resulted in a small fire that was quickly extinguished".

People in carriages could be seen covering their faces as the smoke moved through the Tube train during this morning's rush hour.

The driver reassured everyone and called for calm after the train stopped when the emergency alarm was pulled in the tunnel before proceeding to Oxford Station. One woman looked at me and said "don't go down there".

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'Police arrived around three mins later.

"But once I got away from Oxford Circus and I reached Great Marlborough Street I checked Twitter and saw that there was a fire".

British Transport Police said its officers were on the scene but the cause "is not now being treated as suspicious". Bakerloo line is on fire and you can smell the black smoke going through.

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