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Three people escaped with minor injuries from a gas explosion at a shop with flats above it on Portland Road in South Norwood, this evening.
The three adults were treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.
The shop and dwellings of three floors suffered severe damage to the ground floor area.
One fire engine from Woodside fire station and a fire rescue unit from Croydon fire station attended the incident.
Crews cordoned off the area and made the scene safe before handing over the incident to the Metropolitan Police and a borough surveyor.
The Brigade was called at 1749 and the incident was over at 1936.