Wembley fire: Firefighters rush to tackle restaurant blaze as London buses diverted

A fire at a Lebanese restaurant with flats above it in Wembley has been brought under control this morning (February 28).

The fire was located at The Shed Restaurant and Shisha Lounge in The Broadway – at the junction of Preston Road and Forty Avenue – near Wembley Primary School and Wembley Park Medical Centre.

Part of the ground floor and part of the roof of the building were alight, as well as the building’s external ducting. There are no reports of any injuries at this stage.

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Some 10 fire engines were called out to the overnight blaze in addition to around 70 firefighters.

The fire brigade was called at 2.18am and the fire was under control by 4.13am.

Fire crews from Wembley, Park Royal, Willesden, Northolt and surrounding stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

At 3.06am London Fire Brigade tweeted: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at a restaurant with flats above in The Broadway, Wembley. More info to follow.”

At 4.26am the fire brigade tweeted: “The fire in #Wembley is now under control. There are no reports of any injuries at this stage.”

The Hendon branch of the Salvation Army says it has sent its Acton-based incident response vehicle to the scene to support London Fire Brigade and other first responders.

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