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Basement on fire in Essex Road

PUBLISHED: 14:19 06 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:52 06 September 2016

Fire crews in Essex Road, Islington, this afternoon. Picture: Twitter/@LondonFire

Fire crews in Essex Road, Islington, this afternoon. Picture: Twitter/@LondonFire

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Over 30 firefighters battled a fire underneath a kebab shop in Essex Road this afternoon.

Part of the basement beneath the Angel Kebab shop was alight, but brought under control by 2.23pm. There were no injuries.

Transport for London (TfL), meanwhile, was forced to divert the 38, 56, 73, 341 and 476 bus routes.

The brigade had been called at 12.49pm. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

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