More than 150 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a shopping centre in east London.
A major incident has been declared at the Mall on Selborne Walk in Walthamstow. A London ambulance service spokeswoman said one woman had been taken to hospital.
At least 25 fire engines were dispatched after the London fire brigade (LFB) was called at about 7.40am on Monday. The LFB said part of the roof of the two-storey building was alight. The cause of the fire was unknown.
Police have advised people to avoid the area around the Mall, which has 66 stores across one floor and an upper area for restaurants.
Steve Smith, a fire station manager, said: “There is a lot of smoke so we would advise local residents to keep their doors and windows closed while crews tackle the fire. There are local road closures in place so motorists should avoid the area where possible.”
LFB said crews from Walthamstow, Leyton, Tottenham, Leytonstone and Homerton were in attendance.
Images and videos posted on social media showed smoke billowing into the air and flames lapping part of the roof.
Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, tweeted: