Terrifying moment Christmas decorations spark huge fire at posh Mayfair venue Mnky Hse sending party revellers fleeing | The Sun

THIS is the terrifying moment a fire erupted at a swanky Mayfair restaurant favoured by celebs after Christmas decorations caught alight.

Revellers were seen fleeing MNKY HSE in central London last night as flames shot up the walls.

One claimed the blaze took hold "within seven seconds" with screams filling the Latin American eatery.

Shocking footage shows diners rushing to escape as the fire tore through the restaurant.

Some Christmas party-goers were still clutching their drinks as they ducked under a door to get out.

London Fire Brigade confirmed a man and woman were treated at the scene following the horror.

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Around 300 people were also evacuated from the restaurant, which was packed with revellers enjoying the festive period.

MNKY HSE is popular with celebs including Love Island stars, who dined there after their August reunion episode.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation but LFB said on their Twitter that Christmas decorations caught alight.

London Fire Brigade said: "Firefighters were called to a fire at a restaurant on Dover Street in Mayfair.

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"Christmas decorations inside the building were alight and had been extinguished before firefighters arrived.

"Around 300 people were evacuated by on-site staff and crews carried out a systematic search of the property to ensure no one was inside on arrival.

"A man and a woman were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

"Dover Street was closed whilst crews worked to make the scene safe. The Brigade was called at 2140 and the incident was over for firefighters by 2218.

"Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters from Soho, Lambeth, Kensington and Chelsea fire stations attended the scene."

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