Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a restaurant with flats above on Kingsland High Street.
The fire is believed to have started due to the ignition of fat and grease deposits in the restaurant’s extraction system.
Fire crews limited the damage to the extraction system which ran the length of the building. A ground floor toilet and a same section of the flat roof was also damaged by fire.
Four members of staff left the building before the Brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade was called at 1217 and the fire was under control by 1307. Fire crews from Homerton, Bethnal Green and Stoke Newington fire stations attended the scene.