Fire destroys schoolwear shop Billings & Edmonds

Images above: the burnt-out shop at 112 Chiswick High Road

Shop’s manager says he “lost everything”

A fire has destroyed schoolwear shop Billings & Edmonds on Chiswick High Road.

Staff from Angie’s cafe next door told The Chiswick Calendar the fire started around 3.00am on Wednesday (29 June). By the time Angie’s opened at 7.30am the fire had been extinguished.

London Fire Brigade have cordoned off the pavement immediately in front of the shop.

A workman was removing burnt wooden panels from the damaged storefront on Wednesday, replacing them with plywood.

Neighbouring businesses were not damaged by the blaze.

The shop’s manager is understood to have told witnesses on Wednesday morning he “lost everything” as all stock was destroyed or damaged.

The fire’s cause is yet to be determined.

Billings & Edmonds has three other stores in Harrow, Eton and Bromley and is just coming up to its busiest time of year when people by uniform over the summer holidays for the next academic year..

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