Watch: Smoke pours from huge fire at Hackney crafts shop - road closures in place

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The London Fire Brigade has closed several roads in Stamford Hill near the blaze while firefighters work to make the area safe.

Dozens of firefighters have tackled “heavy smoke” pouring from a blaze at an arts and crafts shop in East London.

A video of the incident showed grey smoke coming from a shop, while firefighters prepared to extinguish the flames.

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Firefighters have tackled a blaze at an arts and crafts shop. Photo: Hackney MuslimsFirefighters have tackled a blaze at an arts and crafts shop. Photo: Hackney Muslims
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at an arts and crafts shop. Photo: Hackney Muslims | Hackney Muslims

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at a shop on Oldhill Street in Stamford Hill at just after 2.45pm today (Monday, February 21).

Most of a ground floor shop below some flats and part of the first floor of the building were alight.

Paul Green, station commander, who was at the scene, said: "Firefighters tackled a fire at an arts and crafts shop, which also affected a flat above.

“Thankfully, there are currently no reports of any injuries.

Around 40 firefighters attended the blaze. Photo: LFBAround 40 firefighters attended the blaze. Photo: LFB
Around 40 firefighters attended the blaze. Photo: LFB | LFB

"There was heavy smoke in the area which is now subsiding.

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"There are road closures in place and we urge people to avoid the area whilst we continue to work to make the scene safe."

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called at 2.46pm and the fire was under control by 3.49pm.

Fire crews from Stoke Newington, Homerton, Leyton, Islington and Tottenham fire stations attended the scene.

Firefighters will remain on scene this afternoon damping down.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the LFB.

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