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Night-time blaze engulfs restaurant in London's Soho

29 January 2016 by
Night-time blaze engulfs restaurant in London's Soho

A restaurant in London's Soho was engulfed in fire last night, and 58 firefighters struggled to control the incident in the early hours of this morning (Friday 29).

Emergency services attended the blaze in Panton Street at 1.17am, with the London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirming that eight engines were called to the scene.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, although an investigation is now in process.

Rodney Vitalis, station manager at LFB, who was on-site, stated: "The building was heavily smoke-logged and initially it was difficult for crews to gain access and locate the fire. Firefighters worked hard to bring it under control."

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