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Fire rips through ground floor flat in Harlesden

PUBLISHED: 17:30 18 April 2018

Nicoll Road, Harlesden (Picture: Google)

Nicoll Road, Harlesden (Picture: Google)

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Fire crews were called to a blaze at a property in Harlesden yesterday morning.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters were called to a flat in Nicoll Road just after 11.30am.

Part of a five-roomed apartment on the ground floor was damaged by the flames.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade was called at 11.36am and had the fire under control at 12.19pm. Crews from Park Royal, Willesden and North Kensington fire stations attended the scene.

Last year there were 672 fires in Brent and 1,450 false alarm calls within the borough to the brigade.

The most recent blaze was at Wembley Commercial Centre in East Lane on April 6 where “explosive cylinders” were stored.

The first three floors of the industrial unit were alight and crews battled for four hours to stop the blaze spreading.

A spokesman explained: “The building also contained cylinders which can explode when exposed to heat and so crews cooled them down with water.”

The cause of both fires are under investigation.

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