Firefighters tackle blaze at Greenwich Jamie's Italian

14 September 2015 by
Firefighters tackle blaze at Greenwich Jamie's Italian

Around 100 diners were evacuated from a London Jamie's Italian restaurant after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

The blaze began at lunchtime yesterday and affected a small area of the kitchen at the Greenwich branch of the restaurant chain.

The restaurant was evacuated before the London Fire Brigade arrived and no injuries were reported, according to the London Evening Standard.

Three fire engines and 15 firefighters attended the scene and the fire was brought under control at 2.29pm.

Paul Hobbs, station manager who was at the scene, said: "Crews wearing breathing apparatus worked quickly to bring the fire under control.

"They successfully stopped it from spreading and used dry powder and carbon dioxide fire extinguishers to contain the fire to the deep fat fryer."

A representative from Jamie's Italian was not available for comment.

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