A Civic Centre will remain closed today after a fire broke out in the ground floor car park.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were rushed to the building in Silver Street, Enfield, yesterday (February 7) after being called to the fire around 3.09pm.

Part of an undercover car park on the ground floor of the 10-storey building was damaged by the fire.

Three vans and three cars were also damaged, the fire service said.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The fire was under control by 4.04pm and its cause is under investigation.

Tottenham Independent: The car park was damaged by the fire (photo London Fire Brigade)The car park was damaged by the fire (photo London Fire Brigade)

Enfield Council says a thorough inspection has been carried out at the Civic Centre following the fire and that it will reopen tomorrow.

Tottenham Independent: Firefighters at the scene yesterday (photo Sonya Duggan)Firefighters at the scene yesterday (photo Sonya Duggan)

A spokesperson from the council said: “The Civic Centre is closed today (Monday) following a fire in the ground floor car park on Sunday afternoon. Nobody was hurt and the fire was successfully contained and extinguished with the sprinkler system working effectively.

“Following a thorough inspection of the Civic Centre today and testing of the building and its utilities we are in a position to reopen the Civic to essential staff from tomorrow.

“An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway and in the meantime every precaution is being taken to ensure that the building is safe and secure.”

Station Commander Richard Arnold, from the London Fire Brigade, was at the scene yesterday.

He said: “We believe the fire started in a recycling bin and the flames spread and caught a vehicle alight.

“Due to the fact the car park is undercover, it caused a lot of thick smoke to billow out into the surrounding area which made it look like a really serious incident.

“Fortunately, there were no people involved and no one was injured.”