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Fire crews begin investigation after fire at south-east London shop

The fire at Welling Home Store in south-east London Credit: London Fire Brigade

Investigators are trying to work out the cause of a fire at a homeware shop in south-east London.

It happened at around 4:00pm on Thursday afternoon on Welling High Street in Bexley.

At the height of the fire, 97 firefighters worked to bring the fire under control.

The store was below flats.

Motorists and passers-by looked on as thick smoke billowed from the shop front.

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London Fire Brigade say no one was seriously injured but one man was treated by paramedics at the scene.

In a statement they said their firefighters would remain on the scene to dampen down the building.