Residents evacuated after fire at Upton Park store

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a convenience store in Upton Park this morning.

Ten people were evacuated from the flat above the premises in Plashet Road after the fire took hold at about 6.30am.

It is believed to have started at the base of a wooden food stall at the front of the shop before spreading to the inside.

The fire caused smoke damage to the both the shop and the upstairs property. One ambulance was sent to the scene but it was not required.

Twenty firefighters and four engines from Stratford and Plaistow tackled the incident, which was under control by 9am.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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