A FIRE broke out at a restaurant in Walthamstow High Street in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, June 15).

MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy tweeted that there were no injuries or casualties.

The incident, which is not thought to be suspicious, came hours after 17 people were killed in a tower block blaze in Kensington.

The fire is believed to have started in the Arabian Night restaurant on the corner of Carisbrooke Road and the high street.

Ms Creasy had appealed on social media for the public’s help to find emergency accommodation for three people living above the restaurant

More to follow.