16 evacuated following restaurant fire

Sixteen people were evacuated this morning after a fire engulfed a restaurant and a number of flats in St James Way, Sidcup, Kent, London Fire Brigade said. All have been accounted for.

The ground floor and part of the first floor of the building were damaged in the blaze. 40 firefighters from seven surrounding fire stations were called to the scene. An investigation is now underway into the cause of the fire.