Images on social media reveal first responders attending an inferno engulfing a terraced building near the embassy in Mayfair.
The fire reportedly started in a Lebanese restaurant on the ground floor before spreading to the third, with eyewitnesses hearing explosions. However, authorities have not confirmed the reports and the fire has not spread to the Saudi embassy.
Fire raging in building next door to #Saudi embassy in London pic.twitter.com/S6Lv87Sf86— Jo Lley (@jolley198) November 2, 2018
The London Fire Brigade released a statement saying 999 operators received 15 calls phoning in the Mayfair blaze.
"Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a fire at a restaurant with flats above in Curzon Street in Mayfair," a statement said, adding that the "restaurants extraction system from ground to third floor is alight.
Fire breaks out at restaurant near Saudi Embassy in London#SaudiArabia #Embassy#LONDON#ChesterfieldStreet pic.twitter.com/NlHUHuMzQS— فائزہ فدا عباسی (@faizafidaabbasi) November 2, 2018
The cause of the fire was unknown, the LFB stated and fire crews from Lambeth, Soho, Chelsea and others brought the blaze under control by 10:47.