London Chinatown fire being tackled by firefighters

London Chinatown fire being tackled by firefighters

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_90344935_-gabrielmassaraFirefighters are tackling a blaze at a four-storey building in central London’s Chinatown area.

London Fire Brigade said 20% of the basement and kitchen in the building, in Gerrard Place, which houses a restaurant and flats, was alight.

Witnesses in the area described seeing thick smoke billowing from the building.

Firefighters are using two hoses, breathing apparatus and a thermal camera to fight the blaze.

London Ambulance Service said no one was injured or had required treatment as yet.

Police are also at the scene.