Fire at Big John’s restaurant closes major route into city

A huge fire at Big John’s restaurant on Humberstone Road is causing traffic delays this morning.

The fire was reported to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue at 7.28am this morning.

Area Traffic Control has advised that Humberstone Road is closed in both directions between Dysart Way and the St Georges island, due to the fire.

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UPDATES

10.24am: The fire has now been extinguished and all roads have reopened

8.22am: Firefighters are at the scene tackling the blaze. There appears to be significant damage to the roof of the restaurant