July 22, 2019 / 10:55 AM / a month ago

UPDATE 1-London mall owned by Capital & Regional evacuated after fire

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July 22 (Reuters) - Shopping centre owner Capital & Regional Plc said on Monday The Mall, Walthamstow in London had been evacuated after a fire and firefighers were on site dealing with the incident.

The London Fire Brigade said part of the roof of two-storey building was on fire.

“Firefighters remain at the scene of the large fire at a shopping mall in #Walthamstow There are now 25 fire engines tackling the blaze,” the fire brigade said on Twitter.

“Our immediate priority is site, customer and staff safety. We will provide further information once the fire has been extinguished and we have fully assessed the situation,” the company said in a statement.

The firm offered no further details when contacted by Reuters.

Shares in Capital & Regional were 7.4% lower at 15.3 pence at 1034 GMT.

Capital & Regional owns seven shopping centres in Blackburn, Hemel Hempstead, Ilford, Luton, Maidstone, Walthamstow and Wood Green.

Reporting by Sangameswaran S and Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by David Evans and Edmund Blair

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