FIRE crews were called to a blaze at a Catford Japanese restaurant this afternoon.

The Fire Brigade was called at 12.04pm today to Sapporo Ichiban in Catford Broadway.

A spokesman for the brigade said one of the restaurant's external extraction units between the first and second floors was damaged by the blaze.

Three engines from Forest Hill and Lewisham were dispatched to the scene and had the fire under control by 12.55pm.

There are no reports of any injuries.