Take­away de­stroyed in blaze

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - NEWS -

THREE dozen fire­fight­ers tack­led a blaze which de­stroyed a pizza take­away in Uxbridge on Sun­day evening.

Smoke could be seen bil­low­ing out of Hot Ex­press in New Broad­way, off Uxbridge Road.

Two peo­ple left the pizza shop and one per­son left a flat above it be­fore fire­fight­ers ar­rived.

Six fire en­gines and 35 fire­fight­ers and of­fi­cers were called to the fire at shortly af­ter 7pm, which de­stroyed the ground floor shop and around 20% of the first and sec­ond floors. The cause of the fire is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Sta­tion man­ager Ben King, who was at the scene, said: “When they ar­rived, crews were con­fronted with flames com­ing out of the front of the shop but they acted quickly to limit the spread of the fire into the flats above the take­away.”

The bri­gade was called at 7.19pm and the fire was un­der con­trol at 9.16pm.

Crews from Hillingdon, Hayes, Southall, Heathrow, Ruis­lip and Northolt fire sta­tions at­tended the in­ci­dent.

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