Hundreds of shoppers evacuated after fire breaks out at Westfield in Stratford

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Hundreds of shoppers evacuated after fire breaks out at Westfield in Stratford

Shoppers have been evacuated from Westfield in Stratford after a fire broke out in one of the stores.

Around 60 firefighters attended the scene this morning after reports of a first floor blaze.

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.

“The shopping centre has been evacuated and no injuries have been reported.”

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