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Haymarket fire: Nearly 60 firefighters battle blaze at Steak & Co restaurant

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 22/01/2018 Eleanor Rose

a crowded city street © Provided by Independent Print Limited Nearly 60 firefighters were tackling a blaze that ripped through a central London restaurant and office block.

Eight fire engines were on scene to battle the fire at Steak & Co restaurant in Haymarket on Monday morning.

London Fire Brigade said the restaurant's ventilation system had caught alight and the fire has spread to the first and second floor.

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Fire crews was called at 8.10am and firefighters from Soho, Lambeth, Islington, West Hampstead, Stoke Newington and Euston fire stations attended.

Traffic was heavy as the road outside the restaurant was cordoned and bus routes 3 and 94 were on diversion to avoid the area.

There are no reports of injuries at this stage.

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