Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire at a restaurant in Albemarle Street in Mayfair.
Half of a ground floor restaurant was damaged by the fire. The ducting – the ventilation system – from ground floor to roof level and wooden casing around the ducting were destroyed. Around eight people left the building before the Brigade arrived. Fortunately, there were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade was called at 1608 and the fire was under control by 1829. Fire crews from Soho, Lambeth, Kensington, Euston, Paddington, Chelsea and Dowgate fire stations were at the scene.
The Brigade’s fire investigators believe the fire started in the ducting system.