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Fire crews tackle Westminster restaurant blaze

Restaurant with firefighters outside Image copyright London Fire Brigade
Image caption The restaurant in Westminster was closed when the fire broke out

Ten fire crews have tackled a blaze at a restaurant in central London.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent 72 firefighters to Cafe Ravioli, on Horseferry Road in Westminster, at about 23:45 BST on Saturday.

Most of the ground floor restaurant was damaged, and the incident was under control by about 03:15 on Sunday, LFB said.

The restaurant was closed when the blaze broke out and there were no reports of any injuries.

LFB said half of the restaurant was alight when firefighters arrived.

Half of a flat above the restaurant on the first floor and part of a flat on the second floor were also damaged.

Image copyright London Fire Brigade
Image caption Ten fire crews were sent to the restaurant blaze

The cause of the fire is not yet known and is being investigated, LFB said.

Crews from Lambeth, Soho, Chelsea, Dowgate and Euston fire stations are at the scene.

The Met Police tweeted that officers assisted with road closures.

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