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Westfield Stratford fire: London shopping centre evacuated after blaze



A shopping centre in London has been evacuated after a fire broke out in a store, emergency services have said.

Eight fire engines and some 60 firefighters were rushed to Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford on Sunday, according to the London Fire Brigade.

The shopping centre was evacuated and no injuries were reported, the fire service said, following a fire that appears to have burned for nearly two hours.

Fire crews were called to “small fire” within a shop on the first floor just after 10am and brought it under control just before 11:45, the service said.

Firefighters from Stratford, Leytonstone, Leyton, Plaistow and other nearby fire stations were called to the shopping centre.

The cause of the blaze will be investigated, the fire service said.

The Metropolitan Police’s Newham branch said its officers supported with the evacuation.

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