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Around sixty people had to evacuate two restaurants after a fire broke out in a basement on Bury Street in Soho on Saturday morning. Fortunately there were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade was called after a smoke alarm sounded. A small part of an electrical sub station and part of an electrical intake room in the basement was damaged.
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to the incident from Soho, Lambeth and Euston fire stations. The Brigade was called at 0948 and the fire was under control by 1123.
The fire is thought to be due to an electrical fault in the sub station.