100 fight London restaurant complex blaze

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The Independent Online

More than 100 firefighters were battling a blaze today in a restaurant and office complex.

Crews were called to Tabernacle Street in Shoreditch, London, at about 4.30am.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said it is not thought anyone was injured or trapped.

He said 20 fire engines, including four aerial platforms, were being used to tackle the flames.

Four storeys of the building, including a ground floor restaurant, were affected by the fire.

He added the cause of the blaze has yet to be identified.

Street closures brought widespread traffic disruption and affected about a dozen bus routes.