Five fire engines have been tackling a fire at the Ashley Centre in Epsom this afternoon (June 3), with black clouds of smoke seen rising from the centre.

In a statement shortly after 1pm, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the fire had been extinguished - though some road closures may remain in place this afternoon.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council had published a message shortly after noon saying it had been made aware of the fire and advised people to use alternative car parks.

The fire is understood to have taken place on the third floor of the Ashley Centre in the car park, with seven vehicles having caught alight.

Residents and passersby uploaded pictures and video of smoke rising from the building, with the sound of car alarms echoing from the car park - where a number of bangs are thought to have been caused by tyres popping.

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The shopping centre was evacuated during the incident, but in an update shortly after 2pm, the centre confirmed that shops had reopened while the car park continues to be closed.

Some road closures are still understood to be in place around the building, with Surrey Police tweeting at 1.30pm that there was no left turn from South Street to Ashley Road, no right turn from Dorking Road to Ashley Road, and no right turn on Ashley Road into the Ashley Centre.

So far there have been no reports of injuries.