Flat fire in Shepherd’s Bush

Image above: Scene of the flat in Shepherd’s Bush where fire broke out on Sunday; photograph London Fire Brigade

12 fire engines attend blaze

Firefighters from Chiswick were among those called to a fire in Shepherd’s Bush on Sunday (7 August).

Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters were called to the fire on Heathstan Road where firefighters tackled a blaze on a second floor balcony of a three and six-storey block.

Around 30 people left the building before the Brigade arrived. Station Commander Matt Brown, who was at the scene, said:

“Firefighters are working hard in hot conditions to tackle this blaze, which started on a second floor balcony.

“It has also affected a third floor balcony and the third floor flat roof.

“One of our 32m ladders is at the scene to assist firefighting operations.

“Residents in the area are advised to close their doors and windows due to the smoke.

“While there are no current road closures, we would ask motorists to please avoid the area where possible as there are a large amount of vehicles at the scene.”

The Brigade was called at 2.45pm. Fire crews from Park Royal, Chiswick, Fulham, Willesden, Richmond, Hammersmith and surrounding fire stations went to the scene.

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

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