Oxford Street fire closes section of road

Pedestrians cover their faces as they pass the fire in Oxford Street London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire was under investigation

Part of Oxford Street in central London was closed after a fire broke out on the first floor of a building.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said crews were called at 11:00 GMT. A spokesman said 20 firefighters and four fire engines were sent.

The fire, in a building which is being refurbished, was brought under control just after 12:00, LFB said.

The street, closed between Tottenham Court Road and Berwick Street, reopened about half an hour later.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, said LFB.

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