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Sidcup blaze sees 21 evacuated

PUBLISHED: 09:30 01 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 01 February 2013

Twenty-one people were evacuated when a fire engulfed a block of flats and restaurant in Sidcup.

Almost 60 firefighters were called to tackled the blaze in St James Way but no one was injured in the early hours of this morning.

Eight crews and firefighters from Plumstead, Erith, Bexley, Sidcup, Eltham, Bromley and Orpington stations at after being called at 4.30am.

It took almost two hours to get under control but no one was injured and everyone was out of the building by the time the brigade arrived.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “The fire in St James Way is under control. Thankfully it seems no one was hurt.”

The ground floor restaurant was severely damaged as was the first floor of the maisonette above.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Did anyone witness the fire or know anything about it? Contact us on 0208 477 3858, email robin.cottle@archant.co.uk or tweet your pictures @BexleyTimes.

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