Crews from London Fire Brigade put out a fire at the rear of a public house on Warren Street during the morning of Monday 13 November.
Neighbouring buildings were evacuated as smoke could be seen blowing across Tottenham Court Road in Fitzrovia.
Flames from a wooden structure on a flat roof were visible from The Warren public open space at Whitfield Place to the south.
Firefighters gained access to the blaze through the Prince of Wales Feathers pub on Warren Street.
Part of Warren Street was closed off by police.
“Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters tackled a fire at a pub with flats above on Warren Street in Fitzrovia yesterday morning,” said a spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade.
“A flat roof on the first floor of the building was destroyed by fire. There were no reports of any injuries.
“Firefighters removed a gas cylinder and cooled it to an ambient temperature as a precaution, as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.
“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 10 calls to the blaze.
“The Brigade was called at 10.02am and the fire was under control by 11.22am. Fire crews from Euston, Soho and Islington fire stations attended the scene.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation,” said the spokesperson.
This report was updated at 11.35am on Tuesday 14 November 2023 to include a statement from the London Fire Brigade.