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Fifteen fire engines rush to Wembley to tackle restaurant fire

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters have been called to a fire at a restaurant on High Road in Wembley this morning (12 August).

The ground floor of the restaurant and part of the ducting (extraction system) from the ground to the third floor are alight. One man left the building before the Brigade arrived.

He was treated at the scene in Wembley for smoke inhalation and has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

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Credit: London Fire Brigade

Station Commander Dave Hill, who is at the scene, said: “Firefighters were faced with heavy smoke issuing from the building on arrival.

“Our Control Officers have taken a large number of calls to the blaze due to the amount of smoke.

“The building is on the junction with Ealing Road and there are a number of local road closures in place so traffic is heavy. We would advise motorists to avoid the area where possible as we will be on scene for some time.”

London Fire Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken 15 calls to the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Source: London Fire Brigade