A blaze at a Merton restaurant is currently being attended by five fire engines and 21 firefighters.
Aya Lebanese Cuisine, at 193-197 on Merton Road, is surrounded by firefighters and officers have evacuated the flats above.
The fire is affecting around half of the first floor of the two storey building and at this stage its cause is unknown.
Residents from the building are gathered in the street as crews from New Malden, Purley, Wimbledon and Mitcham fire stations attend the incident.
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) October 19, 2015
The restaurant recently received the Highly Commended award for the Best Local Restaurant in the Time & Leisure Food & Drink Awards 2015.