Walthamstow fire: Huge blaze breaks out at restaurant in north-east London

Firefighters battled a huge blaze after it broke out at a restaurant in north-east London.

Evening Standard reports that the blaze erupted just before midnight at the Arabian Nights shisha bar on Walthamstow high street on Wednesday night.

London fire crews raced to the scene and no one was injured in the blaze but three families have been displaced from their homes.

It came just hours after a deadly inferno ripped through a west London tower block killing at least 12 people on Wednesday morning.

Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy tweeted that the fire had broken out just before midnight and warned people to stay away from St James’ Street.

She initially wrote: “Ok good news Walthamstow is that there are no casualties. Bad news is there are three families who need somewhere to stay. Can anyone help?”

Then added: “Walthamstow think have found emergency accommodation for them. Fire is not suspicious & no casualties. Shops will need your help to repair!”

In the early hours of Thursday morning she tweeted that shops in the area had been “badly damaged” but praised the “brilliant” emergency services.

Footage shared on social media showed people gathered outside the restaurant as it was engulfed in flames.

And a Walthamstow resident offered his home to anyone who had been displaced by the fire.

Sani Yusuf tweeted: “I live in Walthamstow area. My house is open to anyone affected in the fire. I have free food free couch & entertainment.”

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4 Comments on "Walthamstow fire: Huge blaze breaks out at restaurant in north-east London"

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Helena P
Helena P

What’s really going on in London, I’m scared

Mark Radcliffe
Mark Radcliffe

This is getting more serious, are we safe?

Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart

Honestly, this is getting out of hand

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Tory Eola

The Authority should wake up and do something, this is not funny anymore

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