21 fire­fight­ers tackle blaze

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS tack­led a blaze in a res­i­den­tial area of Uxbridge, with 21 fire­fight­ers, all while no-one was home.

Lon­don Fire Brigade sent four fire en­gines, 21 fire­fight­ers, and of­fi­cers to Weald Road, when a neigh­bour called af­ter hear­ing the home’s smoke alarm on Thurs­day, March 17.

Fire crews con­tained the blaze to a first floor bed­room when they were called just af­ter 9pm and had the fire un­der con­trol in two hours.

An LFB spokesper­son said: “Yet again smoke alarms alerts neigh­bours who then dial 999.

“Ev­ery­one should have at least one smoke alarm on ev­ery level of your home and the safest op­tion is to have those linked to­gether.

“This will give the ear­li­est warn­ing if there is a fire in your home.”

The cause of the fire is be­lieved to be ac­ci­den­tal.

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