Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire at a restaurant with flats above on Porchester Road in Bayswater.
Ducting (ventilation system) from the basement to the ground floor was completely destroyed by fire as well as part of the ducting from ground to the roof of the seven storey property. Half of the ground floor and part of the basement was also damaged in the blaze. Fortunately no injuries are reported.
Station Manager Richard Field was at the scene, he said: "Crews worked very hard to successfully stop the fire spreading to the flats above the restaurant."
The Brigade was called at 0758 and was under control by 1016. Fire crews from Paddington, Kensington, North Kensington and Hammersmith fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is believed to be from a build of grease and fat on the grill which was ignited by lit charcoal. The flames spread into the extractor hood which ignited further deposits of grease and fat.