Around 60 firefighters attended the scene this morning after reports of a first floor blaze.
Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a small fire within a retail unit in a shopping centre on Montifichet Road in #Stratford. More info to follow. pic.twitter.com/wYxzYpPJio
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) October 17, 2021
An eyewitness reported an emergency services helicopter was also hovering overheard.
One person tweeted: “There’s smoke everywhere around the middle floor.”
A Met Police spokesperson tweeted: “We are supporting LondonFire with evacuation of the #Westfield Shopping Centre in #Stratford following reports of a fire.”
A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: ‘Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a small fire within a retail unit in a shopping centre on Montifichet Road in #Stratford.’
They added later: “Firefighters remain at the scene of a small fire within a shop on the first floor of a shopping centre in #Stratford.
Police moving people further away from Westfield. Smells of smoke. Centre was evacuated half an hour ago. pic.twitter.com/j3sv7EWuOQ
— Joe Crilly (@footy_joe) October 17, 2021
“The shopping centre has been evacuated and no injuries have been reported.”