Three people have been taken to hospital following a suspected gas explosion on Western Road in Southall in which the Royal Taste Food Hut takeaway with flats above it sustained significant damage.
Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters attended the incident following a call at 1:29pm and the incident was under control by 4:05pm
Station Commander Simon Horn said: “Crews were joined by our Urban Search and Rescue team using specialist equipment to carry out a systematic search of the property. They were able to confirm that everyone has been accounted for. Initial crews worked quickly in a challenging situation to extinguish the fire. However, a cordon of around 50 metres will remain in place and people are asked to avoid the area.”
The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers received eight calls about the incident.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.