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Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire at a pub on Garden Row in Southwark this morning.
Part of the ground floor and basement were damaged by fire.
Station Manager Stuart Grout was at the scene, he said: “On my arrival the pub was heavily smoke logged and the fire was still in the basement. Firefighters worked hard to extinguish it. Fortunately all the residents were evacuated from the pub and the properties above it, so there are no reported injuries.”
The Brigade was called at 0502 and the incident was over by 0703. Fire crews from Lambeth, Dowgate, Old Kent Road, Dockhead and Brixton fire stations attended the blaze.
The cause of the fire is believed to be due to an electrical fault with a cooler cabinet.