Several people have been treated by paramedics after a fire broke out at a restaurant in Petts Wood.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to Queensway just before 6.45pm yesterday (April 21).

The first floor and ducting running from the ground floor were completely alight.

Several people left the building before firefighters arrived and were assessed by London Ambulance Service crews.

Station Commander Simon Chalk, who was at the scene, said: "Firefighters have worked quickly to bring the fire under control but crews will stay on scene for a while longer to fully extinguish the fire and dampen down any hotspots.

"Road closures are in place on Queensway and we'd ask members of the public to avoid the area whilst we remain on scene."

The brigade's 999 Control Officers received eight calls about the blaze and it was under control by 8.15pm.

Crews from Orpington, Sidcup, Bromley and surrounding fire stations were called to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We have contacted London Ambulance Service for further information.