Fire in London Restaurant

The London Fire Brigade reported a restaurant on Shaftesbury Avenue in Soho was damaged by fire on Sunday morning.

The fire began in the kitchen which was in the basement of the building and spread to the restaurant’s extraction system.

Station Manager Peter Wolfenden, who was at the scene, said:

“Gaining access to the kitchen was difficult and involved a tight flight of stairs and narrow doorways. Firefighters worked well in challenging conditions to bring the fire under control quickly.”

Part of the kitchen and part of the ducting – extraction system – from the basement up to roof level was damaged by the blaze. Fortunately, no one was injured.

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