Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters attended a fire at a restaurant with flats above it on Cheapside in Palmers Green, this morning.
A woman and two children escaped from the flat before the arrival of the Brigade, fortunately they were all uninjured.
Station Manager Nick Harding who was at the scene, said: “The ground, first floor and roof of the building was alight and the roof has collapsed.
“Crews used an aerial ladder platform to fight the fire from the front of the building, as well as fighting it from the back of the restaurant where there was access to the flat. The fire is now out but firefighters remain at the scene damping down hotspots.”
The restaurant is on the A406 eastbound slip road to the A10 Great Cambridge roundabout. There is a lot of traffic in the area and drivers are advised to avoid the area.
Firefighters from Hornsey, Edmonton, Tottenham and Southgate fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 0856 and the fire was under control at 1110. The cause of the fire is under investigation.