Search

Dramatic house fire on the St Raphael’s Estate in Neasden captured on film

17:53 02 April 2012

Occupants escaped serious injury but were treated for smoke inhalation following blaze on Sunday afternnon

This seven-second video footage shows the ferocity of a house fire in Neasden where two people managed to escape with their lives.

The occupants of the three-storey property in Rainsborough Close on the St Raphael’s Estate, were treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze broke out yesterday afternoon (Sunday) at 3.25pm.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, who represents the neighbouring Tokyngon ward, captured the dramatic fire on his phone.

He said: “Luckily there were no serious injuries.

“This is a timely reminder for all of us to make sure that we take fire safety seriously.”

It took around 30 fire-fighters from Ealing, Acton, Willesden and Wembley fire stations almost two hours to tackle the blaze which gutted the property and caused damage to an adjoining house.

Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala, whose Stonebridge ward covers the estate, visited the scene where he spoke to the family who have been placed in temporary accommodation.

He said: “This is a tragic incident and all our thoughts are with the family and the community who are suffering as a result of this tragedy.

“It’s lucky that nobody was killed or seriously hurt. I will be working closely with the Fire Service to find out what caused the fire.”

The London Fire Brigade are investigating the blaze which police are not treating as suspicious.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:15
Residents fear the water filled whole has exposed them to sewage  (Pic credit: Nathalie Raffray)

Kingsbury residents who were left without water for almost 12 hours following a burst pipe and a pavement collapse yesterday now fear they may be exposed to raw sewage.

Yesterday, 14:37
Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg is standing down. Picture: Polly Hancock

A Queen’s Park councillor has announced he is to step down as the leader of Westminster’s Labour group next month.

Yesterday, 11:52
Top left clockwise: Wembley youth centre, Roundwood Myspace, Granville Plus, Poplar Grove (Pic credit: Adam Thomas)

All council-run youth centres in Brent are facing the axe unless they are able to raise their own funds, the Times can reveal.

Yesterday, 09:58
Church Lane in Kingsbury (Pic credit: Google streetview)

A Kingsbury landlord who tried to dupe planning chiefs was foiled after he submitted fake documents using a method that was created FOUR years after the dates on his forgeries.

Most read news

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Brent & Kilburn Times e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder