A fire this afternoon (17 June 2022) in Greenford has destroyed the roof of a semi-detached house along with extensive damage of its first floor.
Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called out to tackle the fire in the house in Avon Road where one man was taken to hospital following the incident.
The fire also caused damage to a lost conversion and first floor of an adjoining property.
The incident occurred during London’s hottest day so far this year and crews from Southall, Northolt, Hillingdon and Heston fire stations were at the scene. The Brigade was called at 1:13pm and the fire was under control by 3:19pm.
“Crews worked incredibly hard in hot and arduous conditions,” said Station Commander Graham Adams. “Firefighters used a 32m ladder to put water on the fire from above and to monitor the blaze. There were some localised road closures in place so we advised motorists to avoid the area where possible.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.