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Update 21:44pm GTM 9/8/2016: It has been confirmed that the man, now named as Tomas, that fell through the roof at Studio 338 during yesterday’s fire has sadly passed away from his injuries.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family. The nightclub owners have released this statement.


“Our hearts are smashed and broken. Tomas fought for as long as he could given the extent of his injuries. He was as strong as an Ox but it was too much even for him. We are so sad to tell you all that he died a few minutes ago.

This picture was taken in Ibiza last year when the whole team went out. He was the happiest guy on the island but instead of spending it off clubbing all the time he stayed with the family and played with the kids by the pool, always making sure everyone was having a great holiday, helping with the food and generally just being Tomas. He was so pure and beautiful. An inspiration to us all, always postive, never complaining, working through the night to make sure the parties were the best they could be for you and us.

We are all so devasted to lose him like this. Everything we do from now on is for you our brother”

Update 20:33PM GMT: More details are beginning to emerge about the man who was injured during today’s fire at Studio 338, which has destroyed the popular London nightclub.

According to reports from the BBC, a man has been taken to hospital with “severe burns” after falling through the roof whilst trying to dampen the fire with a bucket of water.

The club has also now released a statement about today’s tragic events, it reads:

“By now I’m sure you all know about the fire we have had here at Studio 338. The blaze started just before midday today and is now totally extinguished. For now that is all the information I have but of course I will update everyone as soon as we know more about the extent of the damages and loss.

Myself and the team here want to thank you all for your support and the lovely messages we have received today. It’s at times like this that you realise what wonderful people we have involved in London’s dance music community.

Although this is of course a very sad and upsetting day for everyone who has worked, performed or partied at Studio 338, right now we have stay positive and strong. I and the awesome team here will do everything and anything to get us all back dancing together as soon as possible

Over the weekend, I read a beautiful line in Hilary Mantel’s incredible Bring Up The Bodies. It goes: “The things you think are the disasters in your life are not the disasters really. Almost anything can be turned around: out of every ditch, a path, if you can only see it.”

That’s ringing in my ears today as we take stock and work out the next steps. Things are only finished if you let them be. Our unity and love for music will prevail, I am 100% sure of it.

Finally, with regards to upcoming events and tickets, etc., the vast majority of you have understood that today is of course a bit early to even think about that. Our first priority is people’s safety and understanding what has happened. Once we have had a chance to at least get an idea of the impact this has had, we will get straight onto what can be done for the near future and pre-booked tickets for events, which may now not be able to go ahead at 338.”

[Original story] Popular London nightclub Studio 338 – which hosts parties by Home, Art Of Dark, Cocoon and Elrow – has been destroyed by fire.

There’s no news on how the fire started, but it has been revealed that one person has been taken to the hospital with burn injuries.

Reports of the fire began circling online earlier today with a reported 70 firefighters tackling the fire in Greenwich, London.

Now that the fire been put under control, the true extent of the damage can been seen – and it doesn’t look good.

It appears from the pictures (above) that the entire indoor structure has been completely destroyed (even more galling is the club went through an extensive refurb in recent months) making today’s news even more heartbreaking.

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by today’s fire.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.