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O2 Arena fire leads to evacuation

Fire at O2 Arena Image copyright Julie Price
Image caption London Fire Brigade said it was a "small" fire which produced a lot of smoke

More than 1,200 people were evacuated from the O2 Arena in London due to a fire at a restaurant.

London Fire Brigade said it was called to the arena on Millennium Way, Greenwich, at about 11:15 BST.

About 21 firefighters tackled the blaze, which was contained to the restaurant's extraction system.

Station Manager Martin Freeman said: "It did create a lot of smoke and so security staff evacuated people from arena. There were no injuries."

At the time Julie Price tweeted: "At O2 for Elvis exhibition but can't go in as its on fire."

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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