A takeaway in Ilford was damaged in a fire that saw dozens of firefighters called to the scene. 

The London Fire Brigade was called at 4.27pm yesterday (June 26) to High Road with reports of a fire. 

Around 70 firefighters in ten fire engines from across Ilford, Stratford, Dagenham and surrounding fire stations were dispatched to the incident. 

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At the scene, four people had managed to escape the building uninjured before emergency services arrived. 

The fire took crews almost three hours to put out, damaging half of the takeaway and part of the first floor of the building. 

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "The fire is believed to have been accidental and caused by an electrical fault."