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Major industrial estate fire in Western Road, Park Royal- 15 fire engines and over 100 firefighters

Huge blaze at Park Royal Industrial estate unit. Image: @LAS_HART

Huge blaze at Park Royal Industrial estate unit. Image: @LAS_HART

A huge fire at an industrial unit in Western Road, Park Royal has been fought by over 100 London Fire Brigade firefighters and 15 appliances overnight.

The blaze covered the ground and first floor of an industrial unit and a large section of the unit’s roof has been alight.

Rush hour disruption because of the amount of smoke going onto the A40 Westway was said to be ‘likely.’

The London Fire Brigade has described it as ‘a protracted incident’ with warnings to local people to keep doors and windows closed.

The scale of the fire lit up the night sky.

Station Manager Bill Dunn said:

The fire is causing a lot of smoke in the Park Royal area and locals should shut windows and doors. This is likely to be a protracted incident and will probably be causing disruption into the morning rush hour so avoid the area if you can.

15 fire engines are at the incident including engines from Willesden, Acton, Park Royal, Wembley, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Paddington, and Northholt fire stations.

The Fire Brigade was called out at half past midnight and the cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

LFB announced that it had the blaze under control by 10.22 am this morning.

Park Royal Industrial Unit fire under control. Image: @LFB

Park Royal Industrial Unit fire under control. Image: @LFB

 

Station Manager Bill Dunn said:

Crews arrived to find a well developed fire in a large industrial building. They then launched an aggressive and sustained attack on the fire to stop spread to adjacent buildings. Throughout the night, crews have been working very hard to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading using ground monitors and four aerial appliances on all sides of the building.

The fire is now under control, but firefighters will remain at the scene for most of the day damping down remaining hot spots.

We are continuing working alongside the Met Police, London Ambulance Service, TFL and the utilities providers to minimise disruption to residents and businesses in the local area.”

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