Firefighters have been tackling a fire at an Indian restaurant in Newcastle city centre.
The blaze had spread between two floors of the Koh-I-Noor on the Cloth Market.
Fire officer Derek Smith said: "We received the call at lunchtime, it was a fire in the kitchen area, a serious fire in the ventilation ducting system which was quickly dealt with.
"But the fire had spread up through the floorboards so the crew are now removing the floorboards.
"Everyone got out of the building safely and the cause is under investigation."
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