Dozens of firefighters are tackling a fire at a coffee shop which has closed Harlesden High Street.

About 60 firefighters in eight engines are at the scene of the fire.

Part of the basement of the coffee shop, which has flats above it, is alight and a stretch of the road has been closed.

Station Manager Lucy Macleod, who is at the scene, said: "We have closed the High Street from the junction with Park Parade and Nightingale Road, so there is a lot of traffic in the area as it's a main thoroughfare.

"We would advise drivers to avoid the area if possible."

The brigade was called at 12.40pm. Fire crews from Willesden, Park Royal, North Kensington, Acton and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Follow our live blog below for updates as firefighters tackle the fire:

No injuries

There are no reports of any injuries, according to the fire brigade, which is great to hear!

Picture from the scene

The latest picture from the scene. The fire is under control but a part of the high street is still closed.

The fire is under control but the road will remain closed
The fire is under control but the road will remain closed (Image: London Fire Brigade)

The road will stay closed

The fire is now under control, according to the London Fire Brigade, but firefighters will remain on the scene for some time - and the road is no closer to reopening.