Shopping Center Evacuated in London's Stratford District Over Fire

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LONDON (Sputnik) - A fire broke out in a shopping center in London's Stratford district, prompting its evacuation, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said on Sunday.
"Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire at a shop on Montifichet Road in Stratford. Firefighters tackled a small fire within a shop on the first floor of a shopping centre. The shopping centre was evacuated and no injuries were reported," the LFB said in a statement.
The firefighting brigade was called at around 10 a.m. local time (09:00 GMT), the statement read, adding that the blaze was taken under control by 11:44.
An investigation was launched into the incident to establish the cause of the fire.
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