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Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a laundrette on Streatham Hill in Lambeth yesterday evening.
The blaze damaged most of the laundrette on the ground floor.
The Brigade was alerted by a neighbour, who saw smoke coming from the property. Ten people evacuated from the flats above the laundrette before the Brigade arrived. No injuries are reported.
The Brigade was called at 2158 and the fire was under control by 2342. Fire crews from Brixton, Lambeth and West Norwood fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is said to be accidental and is believed to be due to self heating towels in a tumble dryer.