Fire at Sports Pavilion in Southall

Image above: Fire at sports pavilion in Southall; photograph London Fire Brigade

Smoke drifted across west London

Smoke was seen across west London from a big fire at a sports pavilion in Southall in the early hours of Friday morning (21 July).

Residents were advised to keep their windows shut as eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters tackled a blaze at a sports pavilion in Tentelow Lane, Southall. Part of the sports pavilion was alight.

Station Commander Brett Loft, who was at the scene, said:

“Crews worked hard to bring this fire under control. Due to the weather conditions the fire has created a lot of smoke in all directions.”

The Brigade was called at 2.37am and the fire was under control by 6.57. Fire crews from Southall, Heston and surrounding stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Sadiq Khan pays tribute to firefighters

This week has been the busiest for firefighters in London since the Second World War. On Tuesday London Fire Brigade were tackling with several fires at the same time and dealing with more than 2,600 emergency calls.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan paid tribute to them, praising their “incredible efforts” in tackling blazes across the city during this week’s extreme heat.

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