Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a restaurant on Stole Newington Road in Hackney yesterday (Wednesday 28, December) morning.
The fire damaged a small part of the ground floor restaurant and part of its ducting (extraction system).
The Brigade was called at 1112 and the fire was under control at 1225. Crews from Shoreditch, Stoke Newington and Homerton fire stations attended the incident.
The fire is believed to have been caused after flames from a charcoal grill ignited a build up of fat residue in an extractor hood, ducting and filters.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “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 can lead to a fire.”