Green Lanes takeaway damaged in fire

PUBLISHED: 09:46 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:46 08 August 2017

The fire was brought under control in 45 minutes. Picture: Google Maps

The fire was brought under control in 45 minutes. Picture: Google Maps


A takeaway in Green Lanes was damaged in a blaze on Thursday night.

Four engines and 20 firefighters were called to Ustun at 10.30pm, after reports of smoke coming from the back of the restaurant.

Part of the takeaway’s extraction system was damaged but two members of staff and seven tenants of the above flats managed to evacuate the building before crews got there.

Watch manager Chloe Van Dop was at the scene, she said: “There was limited access to the ducting where the fire started and crews worked really hard to prevent it spreading further into the rest of the building.

“Restaurant owners should be reminded to maintain good housekeeping. They should ensure the flue of a pizza oven is kept clean and well maintained so there’s no build up of debris to prevent fires.”

The fire, which was accidental, was brought under control in 45 minutes.

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