Family Flee as Fire Spreads to Flat on Uxbridge Road

Ten fire engines required to deal with blaze that started in shop

Firefighters used one of the Brigade's 32-metre turntable ladders
Firefighters used one of the Brigade's 32-metre turntable ladders. Picture: London Fire Brigade

December 12, 2022

Four people, including a child, had to flee from a five-roomed flat in Shepherd’s Bush this Saturday (10 December) as a fire broke out in a shop below on Uxbridge Road.

They managed to get out before the blaze took hold and were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to the incident with 22 calls being received starting at 3.57pm. Fire crews from Acton, Paddington, Richmond, Wandsworth and surrounding fire stations need until 7.13pm to get the fire under control and they had to carry out salvage operations in the basement of the property to minimise damage.

Station Commander David Reed, who was at the scene, said: "The fire was producing heavy smoke in the local area. Residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed.

"Firefighters used one of the Brigade's 32-metre turntable ladders as an observation tower and thermal imaging cameras to check for fire spread.”

Uxbridge Road ws closed between Devonport Road and Ingersoll Road during the incident causing traffic disruption in the area.

The fire is believed to have been accidental and caused by the ignition of grease within the extraction system.


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