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Residents told to keep windows and doors closed

Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers are tackling a fire at a range of shops on Yorkton Street in Hackney.

Thick black smoke from the fire can be seen from miles and residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed if affected.

Firefighters from Soho, Islington, Holloway, Shoreditch, Homerton, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Tottenham and Poplar fire stations are at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1301. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

– London Fire Brigade


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