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Firefighters tackle chip shop fire in Camden Town

Camden Road shut both ways by police

20 July, 2020 — By Bronwen Weatherby

Smoke from the fire filled the road as firefighters tackled the blaze

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze at a chip shop in Camden Town this afternoon (Monday).

Police have closed Camden Road both ways outside Camden Chippy’s, near the junction with Pancras Way.

Officers told the public to stand back in case of gas cylinders potentially inside the building and residents were told to leave the flats above.

The London Fire Brigade appeared to have the fire under control around 1.30pm.

A police cordon was placed around the scene 

A firefighter at the scene said: “Looks it was just the deep fat friers that went up.

“One person has minor burns because they tried to put it out.”

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters fromWembley, Euston, Holloway and Paddington fire stations attended.

No one was seriously injured in the incident 

Half the ground floor was damaged, London Fire Brigade has said.

Five people left the building before the Brigade arrived. One man was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

A LFB statement said: “Half of the ground floor was damaged by fire. Five people left the building before the Brigade arrived. One man was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took nine calls to the blaze. The Brigade was called at 1.04pm and the fire was under control by 2.02pm. Fire crews from Wembley, Euston, Holloway and Paddington fire stations attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

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