Fire sparks evacuation of Westfield shopping centre

Blaze sparks evacuation of Westfield Stratford shopping centre: Around 40 firefighters race to scene after smoke seen in first-floor shop

  • Fire Brigade called to reports of a fire at Westfield shopping centre, east London
  • Eight pumps and around 40 fire fighters arrived at scene around 10am today
  • Evacuations of customers is in progress with police also on the scene

Shoppers have been evacuated from an east London shopping centre after a fire broke out inside one of the stores. 

Around 40 firefighters and eight engines rushed to Westfield in Stratford this morning after reports of a blaze on the first floor.

The situation has been described as ‘critical’, though it unclear how far the fire has spread.

A Met Police spokesperson tweeted: ‘We are supporting LondonFire with evacuation of the #Westfield Shopping Centre in #Stratford following reports of a fire.’

This is a breaking news story. More to follow 


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