Smoke Alarm at The Shard: London’s Tallest Skyscraper Evacuated

London’s tallest skyscraper, The Shard, was evacuated following reports of a fire Thursday, fire officials said.

About 900 workers were led out of the 87-storey, 1,000 feet tall building after smoke was reported in the basement at about 10:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET).

No injuries were reported and there was “no suggestion” that a fire was burning, the London Fire Brigade said in a statement.

Water was pumped into the basement and the smoke was dissipating, fire officials said.

It is thought to be the first time the building – the tallest in the European Union – has been completely evacuated.

Alastair Jamieson