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Newington Green: Fire damages Chicken Express takeaway in early hours

PUBLISHED: 08:17 03 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:04 03 September 2019

Chicken Express in Newington Green where there was a fire in the early hours. Picture: Harry Taylor

Chicken Express in Newington Green where there was a fire in the early hours. Picture: Harry Taylor

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A pile of debris lay outside Newington Green chicken shop this morning, after a fire ravaged the takeaway in the early hours.

Debris outside Chicken Express in Newington Green, where there was a fire  in the early hours Picture: Harry TaylorDebris outside Chicken Express in Newington Green, where there was a fire in the early hours Picture: Harry Taylor

London Fire Brigade confirmed they were called to Chicken Express at 2.07am. The fire destroyed the takeaway and damaged the flat above. Fire investigators were at the scene this morning and determined the cause of the blaze to be a deep fat fryer.

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A cordon was set up on part of the pavement.

Four fire engines and about 25 firefighters were called to the scene and the fire was under control by 4.15am.

Debris outside Chicken Express in Newington Green, where there was a fire  in the early hours. Picture: Harry TaylorDebris outside Chicken Express in Newington Green, where there was a fire in the early hours. Picture: Harry Taylor

Fire crews from Islington, Stoke Newington and Hackney attended the incident.

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