Around 20 firefighters tackled a fire at a restaurant and apartments on Western Gateway, Canning Town, yesterday afternoon.
The fire was in the restaurant’s extraction system - ducting – between the ground and the first floor and it was completely damaged by fire. Fortunately there were no injuries.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “It looks like the fire was caused after a charcoal grill ignited grease and fat deposits in the restaurant’s ducting.
"Restaurant and take-away owners should always take care to make sure their extraction systems are kept clean as a build up of fat and grease within the filters can lead to a fire.”
Four fire engines from Poplar, Plaistow, Homerton and Barking fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 1321 and the fire was under control at 1456.