Several vehicles from the Lisbon fire brigade are on site to evacuate the people who were in the Avenida João XXI tunnel, he told SAPO24 business source.
At 10.15 this Friday, about 50 people were on site with support from 15 vehicles.
At the beginning of the fire is a short circuit at the transformation station for EDP, in the tunnel, according to firefighters. The same source added to Lusa that the warning for the fire, which has not yet been extinguished, was given at 09:36.
Car traffic is interrupted in both directions and there is no record of a car affected by the incident or any injured person.
PSP source told Lusa that due to the road cut, traffic in the area is quite crowded.
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