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London’s Old Bailey court is evacuated after a nearby electrical fire

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People outside the Old Bailey after it was evacuated due to a fire alert, in London, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. ondon’s famous criminal courthouse was evacuated after an electrical fire that sparked a loud bang in a nearby substation. The fire Wednesday knocked out power to the courtrooms in the Old Bailey and sent black smoke billowing into the streets. About 1,500 people were evacuated from the Central Criminal Court. Lawyers in black robes and wigs milled about on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse. Defendants in custody were escorted to vans to return to jail. (Emily Pennink/PA via AP)

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