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Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with a restaurant fire on Baylis Road in Lambeth this afternoon.
A kebab shop on the ground floor of the five storey property was badly damaged by the blaze. The fire spread to the roof via the extraction system. There was no damage to the flats above.
Two member of the staff saw smoke and fire coming from the extractor hood and called the Brigade and quickly left the building.
The fire is believed to be caused by oil and fat in the extraction hood ignited by sparks on the grill.
The Brigade was called at 1618 and the fire was under control by 1709. Fire crews from Lambeth and Soho fire stations attended the scene.