Firefighters control ex-RAF site blaze
FIREFIGHTERS battled to take control of a blaze at the former RAF Uxbridge site.
It took firefighters just over two hours to get the fire under control, on Wednesday, May 27, after they confined it to one row of derelict houses, which is scheduled for demolition.
The roof and first floor of the personnel house were badly damaged by the blaze.
Watch manager Luke Gibbs, who attended the blaze, said: “When fire crews arrived, the entire roof of the end of terrace house was alight and not long afterwards the first floor and roof collapsed.
“Fire crews managed to stop the fire spreading to the next house along the row, despite the severity of the fire.”
Parts of the ex-RAF Uxbridge site are currently being developed into a new housing complex, St Andrew’s Park.
A spokesman for developers St Modwen said: “We are aware of the fire which took place on a neighbouring site to that owned by St Modwen. It has not affected our construction plans.”
Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Ruislip, Feltham, Hayes and Hillingdon fire stations attended the incident.
The London Fire Brigade was called at 6.47pm and the fire was under control at 9pm.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.