Twelve people escape building after restaurant fire

More than 70 firefighters were called to the fire on the High Street in Ponders End, Enfield, north London around 1:30am on Wednesday.

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Fire affecting shops, flats and restaurant in Enfield

The fire is affecting a range of shops, including a restaurant, as well as a number of flats above them.

Our firefighters are working extremely hard in very challenging conditions to stop this fire from spreading and have managed to contain the fire to two units in the row of shops involved.

– Mark Blomfield, London Fire Brigade

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