Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a shop with flats above in Camden High Street, Camden last night.
Part of the ground floor shop was damaged by fire. The flats above the shop were evacuated before the arrival of the Brigade. There were no reports of any injuries.
Kentish Town Watch Manager Dan Acquah, who was at the scene, said:
“When crews arrived there was very intense smoke coming from the building and flames were extremely visible.
“Firefighters had to use cutting equipment to gain access to the shop as it had metal shutters, but crews worked quickly to bring the fire under control and prevented it from spreading to the flats above and neighbouring businesses.”
The Brigade was called at 2159 and the fire was under control at 2324. Fire crews from Kentish Town, Euston and Soho fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and due to an electrical fault.